Where will you see Jesus this Christmas?
The simple shepherds heard the voice of an angel and found their Lamb, the wise men saw the light of a star and found their Wisdom.
We always think of Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ as a season of giving... but truly Christmas is a Season of Receiving. Christmas is a time to receive and accept the greatest Gift from God -- "Jesus Christ." Christmas is a time to receive Jesus Christ into our hearts and souls. Christmas is a time to open our hearts and our minds to God. Christmas is a time to receive God's tender mercy, abundant love, forgiveness, and grace!
The Christ child changed the world forever, and He can do the same for us. On this Christmas day, we like the shepherds of old, are called to celebrate the birth of the baby named Jesus. May we, like those shepherds, leave of fields ~ wherever they may be ~ and pause to worship God's priceless Christmas gift ~ His Son.
The Son of God became man to enable men to become sons of God. This Christmas open up your heart. Let God's love in. Receive the Gift of God's love -- "Jesus Christ."
Food for thought > Expectations of people including our brothers and sisters in Christ...in how they see us or not.
May I add this > I feel it all comes back to our own self and our free will to decide based on what Christ teaches us. We are all in different places in our personal walks Lord Jesus; different levels of understanding if you will accept that knowing that we will always then be a work in progress ~ you see?
I know I am but a stupid man, so far flawed and removed from who I can yet become a new creation in Christ my Lord.
I cry out to Him every single day to forgive me my shortcomings and my misplaced expectations. By keeping my priorities straight and my focus entirely on Jesus it helps me to accept who I really am and what I have no power over in how someone else may see me or reacts towards me. To each his own and yet we must remember to personify and reflect to everyone the Christ love that is inside of us. Not always easy, maybe we need to look at each other more through our spiritual eyes as Jesus looks and sees us.
All that said ~ Does He expect anything from His lost children who do not see us or Jesus in us at all? ~ maybe yes and maybe no ,, but He patiently waits for them to see Him.. I am so glad I saw Him in 1987. That is when my life changed 'forever' and it is still changing today! Amen \o/ Thank You Jesus! ~ Hiker Dan :)
God Bless Us Everyone!
A brother and friend in Christ ツ