Merry Christmas world! The gift has been given. The gift has been delivered – both literally and figuratively – (pun apparent) “wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger” – the gift of Advent has arrived! Time to unwrap the gift and invite Him in. Hopefully, your preparations are complete and you have made room in your home, in your heart and in your life for the Christ Child, God’s only Son, – the One who came to rescue, redeem, reconcile and restore me and you to our Creator and to who we were intended to be all along.
So rejoice and be glad – the Lord has come.
“An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.’ ” (Luke 2:9-12)
“For to us a child is born, to us a Son is given, and the government will be on His shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over His kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this.” (Isaiah 9:6-7)
Today I will tear down existing walls, throw open the door and welcome Him in.
“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with Me.” (Revelation 3:20)
He is here! The Savior has come!
“Lift up your heads, O you gates; be lifted up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O you gates; lift them up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. Who is He, this King of glory? The Lord almighty – He is the King of glory.” (Psalm 24:7-10)
Good News, great joy, peace, love, hope have arrived – for all the people – (Luke 2:10) – for me and for you, dear readers – for all the people!
Merry Christmas world! the light has come!
“The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.” (Isaiah 9:2)
joy to the world! the Light has come!
sincerely, Grace Day