As Christmas morning is quickly approaching I sit here in quiet house. The presents are finally wrapped. The food is prepared. The kids are snuggled in their beds sleeping. They went to bed anxiously waiting for Santa to visit tonight. As we prayed at dinner tonight and thanked God for his son Jesus and so many things that he has blessed our little family with he reminds me of his great love.
This past week has had some hard moments and times I wish I could take back. Times I am ashamed of the words I spoke to my husband or the disagreements we encountered because of pride and selfishness. Moments of missing my daughter and wishing she could be here with us for Christmas. Moments this week of kiddos fighting and I am left feeling like what am I doing wrong. Although it has been hard, God has reminded me of how much harder times he encountered. All for you and me. His love is greater than anything in my life.
Although I wish I could say this week has been absolutely flawless and I didn’t lose my cool once. I can’t. However, I am thankful for the times I have failed so Jesus can pick me up and carry me through. His love is constant. His grace is unending. His love is available to me if I just seek him.
As we celebrate Jesus tomorrow and all season long let’s remember not only how much he loves us but how he loves others and so should we. Let’s love our husbands, our kids, our friends, and even strangers intentionally with the intent of Jesus with in us.
We celebrate Jesus tomorrow for his constant and perfect love. His grace that knows no boundaries. His good works, his kindness, and patience. This Christmas season I am thankful not only for God’s perfect son but for all his goodness and hard times encountered. He sacrificed his life for all of us. I am thankful for his forgiveness, his strength, and daily guidance.
This Christmas remember that his grace is sufficient for you and I. Seeking him and loving him we can extend his grace to others as well. We can love as he loves us. We can give to others as he gives us. We can seek his great love and rest in the hands of his mighty love. Tomorrow on Christmas day and every day after.