Daily Read – Zechariah 8:1-23; Revelation 16:1-21; Psalm 144:1-15; Proverbs 30:29-31
Then the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid, for behold,
I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people.
For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
I sent you My Son, My only begotten Son as a gift, a gift of love, a gift of hope….a gift of joy!
He comes as the light of the world and His light penetrates into the deepest parts of the heart dispelling hopeless, despair and loneliness! In Him, there is no darkness and when His presence lives within ...evil vanishes into nothingness. He brings extravagant beauty for the ashes of your past. He pours and saturates His beloved with the oil of joy causing sorrow and mourning to completely flee away. He replaces the spirit of heaviness and depression with a glorious garment filled with the praise sounds of heaven.
I am your Father and I deeply love you beyond your natural ability to understand. I made a way for you to never experience loneliness again. Open your heart to the gift of My love, open your heart to the gift of My Son and receive My eternal gift of relationship and friendship. Jesus is the friend who sticks closer than a brother!
While you open all of these “heaven sent packages”, don’t forget the one filled with JOY. There is a great big world waiting for you to send this one their way.
Happy are the people whose God is the Lord!
Have a Merry and Blessed, Blessed Christmas