Well, the waiting is over. When you awoke this morning what did you feel? Excitement? Relief? Exhaustion? Anything? For some, this morning could bring a huge let down, disappointment over long hoped for items not found. Sadness over things lost. Emptiness.
The one true way to be sure to not be let down, it to have come into this day realizing that the greatest gift has been given. It’s a gift that always fits, is always in style, never wears out, and won’t ever break. The gift of God, Emmanuel with us. God coming into our existance. I love the way Paul put it to the Philippians:
5You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.
6 Though he was God,[a]
he did not think of equality with God
as something to cling to.
7 Instead, he gave up his divine privileges[b];
he took the humble position of a slave[c]
and was born as a human being.
When he appeared in human form,[d]
8 he humbled himself in obedience to God
and died a criminal’s death on a cross.
9 Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor
and gave him the name above all other names,
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.
That kind of love gives the perfect gift. I hope that you have recieved it. I pray that it will fill you life with all the joy that you can hold. It can. He will.
Many blessings to you this holy day.