I debated whether or not to release any new posts this week with God Speak Mondays falling on Christmas Eve and all the holiday chaos that is bound to ensue, but then I thought it might be a bit weird not to do one. If anything it being Christmas Eve is a prime reason to take a moment. Instead of doing our traditional devotion tonight let us instead take a moment.
So today instead of looking at some scripture lets instead take a moment. Find a quiet place where you can be alone to reflect today for just 5 to 10 minutes. Take some deep breaths, close your eyes, and think about your year. Think about all the moments and times God carried you through something and thank him. Think about all the events, people, things in your life God has blessed you with and thank him. Most of all take a moment to think about how much he loves you.
God sent his son down to us in human form to die in order to save us all. Think about what kind of love that takes. He created us knowing that he would have to sacrifice his son to do this. Yet, he created us anyway. When the time came, he didn’t back out, he sent us his son in the humblest beginnings to show us what life should be. To show us how we should care, how to live, and most importantly what it means to live a life acting on your faith. To show us that he loved us so much that he was willing to give us the ultimate sacrifice.
Take a moment this season to really think about what this holiday is all about. It’s not about Santa, cookies, presents, or a nicely trimmed tree. It’s not about making it to all the holiday parties. It’s about a baby that came to die for all of us. That deserves a quiet moment to sit and thank him, honor him, and love him for that crazy abundant love.
Moment of Reflection
As you listen to the song below let the words really sink in. Think about what this song is saying and how that impacts your Christmas this year. Do you need to change anything or add something to truly make sure you are honoring him this year?