Today and tomorrow are my favorite days of the year. I love everything about this time from the twinkling lights to the true meaning of our celebration of Christmas, the birth of Christ. Now that I have kids it has brought so much more excitement to Christmas. Their little faces when they open a gift as well as anticipation of Christmas are so fun to watch. My son has asked each day for about a month now if today is Christmas. It is such a good reminder about how we should live our lives. We should be like kids waiting and anticipating Christmas.
1. A gift is coming! Little kids know one big thing about Christmas…there is a gift coming. They have a sense of anticipation that good things will be here soon. They don’t know what they will get, but they do know they will like it. Well, unless they get socks. We need to be like this all the time. Our Father has good gifts. Wait in hopeful anticipation. As a parent I am looking for a gift that would make each of my kids smile. Something they may need and definitely something I think they would want. God knows you and I better than we know ourselves. He will give us things that are beyond what you could think or imagine.
2. They are just excited to give. My kids are just as excited to give gifts than to receive them. In fact sometimes my oldest gets so excited she basically tells you what you are getting. With a big smile on her face she says that I will never guess what mom and her got me, but you will really like it. We need to be more excited to give than to receive. Giving is a muscle that needs to be worked out regularly. Build this into your life and it will change you. Our hearts need to be wide open. This will not happen if we are not giving.
This Christmas pause and reflect about the good things in your life. God became man for you. Celebrate the best gift that you and I could ever receive, a savior that came for the world. Merry Christmas to you and yours! Be blessed on your journey.
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