I know this is posting the day after Christmas, but my prayer leading up to that glorious day was that you would all have a wonderful and joy-filled Christmas. Great times with family and friends, delicious food, and fantastic presents. And also time to discover anew the meaning of the season.
Christmas Day is celebrating, once again, the most precious gift God has ever given. His Son, so that we can be brought back into relationship with Him, back into His loving and protective arms, back into His forgiveness and grace and wisdom. We should celebrate this gift every day. But, for me, Christmas is special because it marks the first day, the first step, on Jesus’ journey to bring us into the Kingdom, not only eternally, but also during our time here on earth as well.
I look forward to 2013 with anticipation. God has been so good to me, I can’t wait to see what He does next. I know there will also be times of uncertainty, of trial and testing. The enemy will continue his efforts to derail us from our journey to follow God’s plan. But God is there. And His timing is always perfect. It may be later than I want, but it is always perfect for what He wants to accomplish through me.
My prayer is that we all carry the wonder and joy of Christmas throughout 2013 and that we all walk in the fullness of our dream and His plan.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.