Happy Christmas Eve,
I have been reflecting so much this past week. I reflect often and marvel, after all the bible says in everything give THANKS!
Psalms 34:1-3- “I will praise the Lord no matter what happens. I will constantly speak of his glories and grace. 2 I will boast of all his kindness to me. Let all who are discouraged take heart. 3 Let us praise the Lo rd together and exalt his name.”
However, there is something about CHRISTMAS, that makes you so thankful and grateful to the King of Kings – 2019 taught me many things, but one thing I felt and recognized a lot was JESUS’s SELFLESSNESS. I mean he sacrificed his comfort for mere man, stubborn beings that are so forgetful of his goodness, clay beings that are so quick to question is MIND-BLOWING.
He sacrificed himself for EVERYONE – not just Americans or Africans or Europeans or Asians – but every single SOUL that walks and breathes on this EARTH.
Isaiah 38:19 – “Only the living can praise you as I do today. Each generation tells of your faithfulness to the next.”
Psalm 115:17 – “It is not the dead who praise the LORD, those who go down to the place of silence;”
On Sunday, I was watching a show and a slayed musician was remembered when a dear person commented “Wow, he is being left back in this decade”. Then news of a young model’s passing just rocked me. Her passing wasn’t what rocked but supposedly her last published plans to travel for Christmas, she never traveled or will live to see Christmas, 2019.
LIFE WITHOUT JESUS = confusion, frustration, hopelessness, void, anxiety, loneliness, worst of all – eternal death.
Hebrews 9:27 – “And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment“
Everyday is a gift and not promised anyone – yes, we pray for long life BUT God has said this is not our permanent home (Hebrews 13:14 – For this world is not our permanent home; we are looking forward to a home yet to come.)
As we celebrate CHRISTMAS tomorrow, let’s remember CHRIST chose us and made ROOM for us in his PARADISE – so please CHOOSE him and MAKE room for him in your life (heart, thought, imagination, desire, want, need). LET HIM OCCUPY your space!
Enjoy your day.