|A Felt Ornament my Mom Made Many Years Ago...|
In the hustle and bustle of commercial Christmas, it is hard to keep our focus on the true meaning, the birth of our Lord, Jesus. Take a little time out every day to focus and read Luke Chapter 2. We learn about the incredible journey to Bethlehem and the birth of our Savior in a manger. It only takes a few minutes and is so meaningful. I like to picture myself as the little mouse in the corner who sees all. There are no words to describe the event, that are worthy enough.
LUKE 2: 1-7 "In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be enrolled. This was the first enrollment, when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be enrolled, each to his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth to Judea to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be enrolled with Mary his betrothed, who was with child. And while they were there, the time came for her to be delivered. And she gave birth to her first born son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths, and laid him in a manger because there was no place for them in the inn."
Just imagine having to make this journey - great with child, riding on a Donkey! And to give birth to your child in a stable for animals and having to lay your child in a manger (a bin where hey is placed for animals to eat). Our precious Jesus, God's son had very humble beginnings. Why was he not born in a Palace?? Ponder that one and think on why God chose this for Him.
God can use any place and any person for his instrument. It matters not how rich or how poor you are. You have a huge place in God's heart. And all you need to do is invite Him into your heart to know perfect Joy!
©Kerrie O'Hearn Marquart
There is Joy in the air, That's Christmas!
There are smiles everywhere, That's Christmas!
There are Carols being sung, That's Christmas!
There is holly to be hung, That's Christmas!
There's a Babe whose Birthday has almost come!
Baby Jesus, the Holy One!
May the Lord give you peace at this special time of year, May he take the stress of Christmas time and replace it with the Joy of anticipating the birthday of His Son. Wishing you great blessings as the light of love fills your hearts with the true meaning of Christmas!
My heart to yours...