Christmas is my favorite Holiday, but I have to admit there were times when it totally stressed me out! I'm sure you can relate to the stress of trying to find the right gifts, hoping all are happy with what you buy them,and of course hoping that we are happy with what we receive (it's okay we all have those thoughts!).
I know the Christmas story and why we celebrate; however,until this year I don't think I ever experienced the true meaning in such a powerful way. Through some amazing friends of ours, Kevin and I had an exceptional opportunity to serve a wonderful family this year, and what a blessing it has been not only to them but to us. God is doing awesome things for them and to be part of the plan He has for this family, has me overjoyed. I learned that there is no limit as to how God can use us when we decide to step out in faith.
In addition, it's not about what we get but what we give. After all, our Savior did nothing but give from the time He was born until the day He was crucified. Because He looked at you and me and saw value, He unselfishly gave so that our lives could have meaning and purpose. John 10:10, "I have come so that they may have life, and may have it abundantly." - New English Translation. Even after His crucifixion, Jesus still continues to offer us the ultimate gift of eternal life. What an honor to be a part of this divine connection with our Savior.
Merry Christmas everyone, and remember to walk in love and speak in peace!