The {Belated} One about Christmas...

It's the last day of the year, and it may be weird to share a post about Christmas, but that's all I got...(just kidding).

I actually wrote this post on the eve of Christmas eve and didn't have the opportunity to share it because I was on a hiatus...enjoying Christmas in Pennsylvania surrounded by my wonderful family. 

I hope you all had a fantastic holiday season and may the joy of His coming always remain with us.

Stay inspired...and have a very Happy New Year,



Source: Bing Images

Source: Bing Images

Stars hung in the sky, their sparkling brightness lighting up the thick darkness that shrouded the little room. The humble building stood in the middle of a patch of dirt, providing shelter to the animals that called it home. Inside, the oil-fueled lamps sent shadows skittering through the room – swaths of light mingling with darkness. Nestled in soft swaddling clothes, the baby snuggled at his mother’s bosom, content while his parents gazed at him in wonder. His coming had been foretold – not just by the prophets but by the heavenly visitors who had appeared to his mother and his father. But in that moment – the little family was caught up, not in the prophecy of things to come, but in the birth of their son; Jesus, Emmanuel.

For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. {Isaiah 9:6}

Every year during Christmas, we celebrate the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ. He was born on a night like any other, on a night unlike any other. His birth was foretold by the prophets and announced by angels. Yet, for all that, many slept – unaware that divinity had come down to earth, cloaked in human form. During this season, it is easy…so easy to get caught up in the gifts-buying, food-drenched Christmas parties or family gatherings. Sometimes we forget that humble birth – we forget that He didn’t come just to give us things – grace, mercy, salvation, or even physical things – He also demands something of us.

In the same breath, Isaiah announced His birth and His responsibility…our responsibility - “And the government will be upon His shoulder.” We are the Body of Christ. We are the shoulder of Christ.

As we celebrate His birth and the coming of a new year, may we go forward with renewed focus – committed to our part as we remember the day that changed the world.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 

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