The anticipation is nearly over. All throughout Advent, we have prepared. We lit candles, read daily reflections, contemplated the baby in the manger, and made ourselves ready for the glorious day that Christ became one of us.
Think about that for a minute. God loves us so much that He actually became human. What a gift!
God created us out of love, and our sins deeply hurt Him. But when we sinned and wounded our relationship with Him, God didn’t walk away from us. On the contrary! He came to us.
His love is so great that He sent His Son to die so that we might live with Him for eternity.
In that town of Bethlehem—a town whose name literally means house of bread—the bread of life was born.
There is no greater gift in all the world.
But how do we receive the gift of our Lord? Do we receive Him with love and adoration? With excitement? Or with just a ho-hum attitude?
Just for a moment, let us put ourselves in the place of the three Wise Men, who traveled from faraway lands and offered Jesus gifts—gifts that symbolize His kinghood, His priesthood, and His death. They knew He was the Messiah. They wanted to see and adore Him.
The baby in that manger deserves our adoration as well. So as we approach Christmas and the birth of our Savior, let us keep the word adore first and foremost in our minds.
Let us take the time to contemplate all the blessings God has given us and everything He has done for us.
And let us thank Him for coming as a tiny baby who voluntarily endured mockery, beatings, and an inhumane death. He did it for you. He did it for me. He did it out of a love we can never fathom.
O come, let us adore Him—today and every day!
Merry Christmas from all of us at Celebrate Life Magazine!