8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
As any other day, I’m grateful that God chose me again. Chose me to breathe life into and give me another day on this earth to get closer to Him, another day to serve Him and spread joy and love into the world.
This has been a great Christmas. I started my day in the House of the Lord, what a better way to show Jesus how much we appreciate Him by tithing the first part of our day with him. After church, I came back to my apartment with my friends and I cooked a cornbread dressing with chicken, baked chicken alfredo with crusted cheese, and blueberry muffins. Christmas is all about family and friends, showing them how much you love and appreciate them for always having your back.
As we sat down to eat, I FaceTime’d my family back in Arkansas and saw that they were doing good. Friends and family are the greatest gifts on earth that we could possibly have. But today, I am most grateful for the best gift of all, the best gift I have every received; that is the gift of Jesus Christ, my redeemer.
As in the passage above from Luke, today is the day we celebrate the birth of Jesus. Unlike any other baby, this baby is one that has connected everyone under God’s creation, this baby saved the world. Jesus was God’s gift to the world, the gift of salvation and redemption. A gift that would give us access to Heaven and all of it’s power, should we only believe in it.
I, like millions of others across the world, believe in Him. The story of Jesus is amazing, and it never dies.
So on this day, as you spend time with your loved ones, remember that Jesus is the reason for the season. Take some time and acknowledge Him and give him praise and thanks.
Merry Christmas to all.
See you soon! xoxo