"Every day of our lives is a new Christmas Day."
I have saved my copies of Forward Day by Day for many years. I make notes at the top to indicate the theme of each reflection. I have found that every question or concern I am having some author has blessed me with a thoughtful reflection on it. This December 25, 2011, author is a young lay woman who is a former overseas missionary.
That's all FDBD says about her. I wanted to share it with you. Entrust your life to Jesus.
Blessings, love, and hugs,
Luke 2:1 (15-20). But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid, for see -
I am bringing you good news of great joy for all people:
to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord."
Christmas Day. And time to unwrap presents. And time to begin unwrapping the greatest gift of all. The Incarnation of the Son of God has much in common with what we find under the Christmas tree.
It isn't something we have earned; there is nothing we might ever do to entitle ourselves to this.
It is freely given, a gift of pure love. It was carefully chosen just for us, to bring joy, amazement, peace, renewal.
The Incarnation also differs from other festive packages in some important ways.
It cannot be returned or exchanged. This gift is always with us, even at the too numerous times that
we forget we have it. And try as we might, we can never fully unwrap it, never fully see and appreciate
its beauty and value. Not in this life, anyway.
But we can be intentional about peeling away the layers,
revealing more of this gift as we pray, praise, and serve.
Every day of our lives a new Christmas Day.