Merry Christmas Eve to you and yours <3
I have some gift bag/stockings to fill and some soup to get in the crock pot…oh and a couple of boxes or twenty to try and unload before the kiddos arrive.
My heart is full of something…I think it’s joy but it could possibly be panic that I can actually find the crock pot now that I think about it…hmmmm….
My favorite part of this day will be when I settle in to the pew at 10 PM with whatever family we have here and that are awake to sit in the church we have sat in for the same 20 years we lived in that house we just left.
There will be some regulars and some missing faces.
It will be quiet and sweet and I will remember years when some brought little ones in jammies and one year when one of those had grown up into an adult and still came in his to the delight of all of us.
The old hymns will play and in the hush of the sanctuary with tiny white lights on so many trees…I will remember.
Remember that God sent His Son on a “recuse mission” as Tozer puts it.
Sent Him to save a wretch like me…and …. well…I have to say it…one like you, my dear friend <3
Because all of us have fallen short and yet..
God so loved the world that He sent His only Son…
That whoever would believe..
place his or her faith in Him…
would be saved.
He didn’t come to make a social call or advance our status in the world.
He came to rescue our sorry selves and overcome the world.
Hallelujah and Merry Merry Christmas <3