A week from today will be Christmas Day. Families will be getting together to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. They will also be gathering to open presents from "Santa" or from each other. This is THE holiday children wait all year long for....children LOVE to get presents and parents love to watch them open each one. Over time, those presents wear out or get broken, but the memories that are created by the people involved will last forever. It's never been about the things, it's always been about the people.
It's not about the "presents" we receive or give.....it's about the "presence" we give and receive from each other that truly creates the memories that will last forever.
So as we are one week away from Christmas Day, I encourage you to prepare your hearts and minds by praying about a few things before that day is here:
1) Pray in thanks to God for sending us His son to save us from our sins.
2) Pray for peace in your heart during a time that can be very stressful.
3) Pray that this Christmas you can have joy in being "present" with your loved ones.
4) Pray that God will use your words, as well as your patience to listen, so that you can make an impact for God on those around you that will last for eternity.
Lord use me this coming Christmas Holiday to make a difference for you, for your glory.
In Jesus Name I pray.