This is what we are given with the Christmas season: A Savior. Do you know Jesus? I mean, really know Him. Do you have a relationship with God through His precious Son Jesus Christ? On one quiet night, God powerfully displayed He is God and able! God sent His Son. Unlike what it could of been like, it was a quiet moment. Will we settle down and allow our Christmas to enjoy some quietness with our Savior? It isn’t about the gifts. It is about God sending His Son Jesus.
When the announcement is being made to Joseph, listen (really listen) to what is being said.
“Joseph, son of David,” the angel said, “do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife.
For the child within her was conceived by the Holy Spirit. And she will have a son,
and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”
All of this occurred to fulfill the Lord’s message through his prophet:
“Look! The virgin will conceive a child!
She will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel,
which means ‘God is with us.’” (Matthew 1:20b-23, emphasis mine)
Take time to quiet down this Christmas to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas. It is so easy to cloud our Christmas with such noise. Take time to just be with your Creator, and reflect on the true meaning of Christmas. To have God with us is an incredible gift! This is the gift. It shouldn’t be about, our shopping trips and “ohh man, I have to still get so many gifts”. No, you don’t. You don’t have to go shop if you haven’t done it yet.
Just enjoy spending time with your Creator, keeping Him first, and doing what He wants you to do. Don’t let your Creator or your relationship to Him, get lost in your holiday.
On Expectations: The expectation of keeping Christ first, is the only one you should be concerned about: not concerned about the expectation of giving really incredible gifts to top last year’s… Keep Him first. Celebrate Him: who loves you more than anyone else ever could, and went to great length’s to show it!