“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.”
It’s all a matter of perspective, this life we live. The glass is half empty, the glass is half full. I always liked to live in the idea that the glass is completely full – half air, half water. Lately, due to circumstances mostly under my control, I’ve been a half empty kind of guy. Lost opportunities, squandered years, the enemy (within) has attacked unrelentingly. This morning, on this Christmas Day, I spent some time pondering life, and why it didn’t feel like Christmas to me. I realized that as with life, I’ve lost focus on what is truly important.
Christmas is a celebration of the birth of the coming King. I’ve been so looking for the (second) coming King that I lost hold of celebrating He that has given us promise. The first coming is what should give us the happiness to await the second. The trials of this life are nothing compared to what God has promised us through the birth of Jesus. Thank you Lord for your promises.
Merry Christmas All!