Sweet. Baby. Jesus.
Alarm clocks a rude awakening this am?
Temps a little nippy for ya?
Does it help that we are all in this together? Yeah, me neither.
Did you spend energy you barely had- wrangling kids into big sweaters and puffy coats- wondering how on earth you were gonna make it all the way to summer?
Did you make this for their precious little lunches
to remind them of the reason for the season.
At this point....I need you to stop and pay attention to what is above.
And then....I need you to not ever make this for your child.
Anywhoski....Back to The Baby.....
I am sure most of us have put Him back in the box until next December.
And while I commend you for getting your trees down and decorations put up.
I challenge us all to remember He didn't come just for December.
He wants out of "the box" I put Him in.
God Himself, saw our hopelessness and sent His Hope to live among us.
On "It's soooo early for an alarm clock" days.
On "I am soooo overwhelmed I'll never get this done" days.
On "I am so ready to get back in my warm bed" days.
On "I miss Christmas vacation" days.
He is no longer in the manger.
He is with you.
Wherever you find yourself at this very moment.
"For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon His Shoulder: and His Name shall be called Wonderful Counselor,
The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." ~Isaiah 9:6
God, Thank You for getting out of the manger to be among each and every one of us.
In His Dust,