Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, my friends!

Today will undoubtedly be busy.  Full.  Excitement. Food. Presents.

Joy at being together. Surprises shared. Gratitude.

Hugs and people and pictures .Laughs and reminiscing and new memories made.

 Maybe also some overtired kids that get grumpy, some disappointments from unrealistic expectations, and frazzled feelings that need soothing. Maybe some pain from an empty seat at the table or a misunderstanding that never got resolved.

I know you're busy. And probably tired. (Late night last night - those gizmos are a lot harder to assemble than the instructions promise!)

But take some time to worship the Savior. Be conscious of what you really celebrate today. Come into His presence. Bring Him your heart. Rejoice and thank God for His indescribable gift.

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:6

And He shall reign forever and ever,
  King of kings! and Lord of lords!
And He shall reign forever and ever,
King of kings! and Lord of lords!
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

God sent His Son.

A Savior for you and me.

And He died. And He rose again. And He lives to make intercession and to prepare a place for you and me.

And He's coming again.

Hallelujah and Amen!

Merry Christmas!