THE PERFECT PRESENT

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It’s December and our night’s sky shines so brightly with HIS wonder.   I like to reflect back on my year to see how I have done with my chosen word, and to see how my spirit has been changed and challenged.  What about you?  Have you grown closer with the LORD?  Or maybe you feel like you are in the same spot on that Christian road.  We all are walking daily and I don’t know about you, but this year seemed to just speed by.  

TAKE SOME TIME RIGHT NOW TO EXAMINE YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD………

The reason I tell you to do this is that Christmas is all about just that: our relationship with GOD.  That’s why HE sent the Babe in the manger.  GOD’S love came down to connect with humanity.  Why?  Because GOD wanted to connect with us and HIS way was to send HIS son:  JESUS.  Christmas is about pure love, plain and simple.  GOD’S love for us……….Immanuel……..GOD with us.

HE is with us………HE is with you.  GOD never leaves us, even though it might feel like it.  And so now we are in the middle of this season again, actually just a week away and we all need to reflect and remember what Christmas really means because, it’s not about all the presents, decorations and music.  It really becomes more about what you carry in your heart.  GOD’S gift to you comes from HIS heart.

But some of us have procrastinated until this week to find that perfect present.

present-1893640__340 If we look no further than the Christmas story, we will realize that we already, each one of us, have that perfect present. You see, HE was sent to us, over 2,000 years ago…….

Luke 1: 33 “……..and HE will reign over the house of Jacob forever, HIS kingdom will never end.”

What a gift it is to know in our hearts that HIS kingdom is here and it will be forever and HE invites us in!  HIS gift of love, mercy, grace and forgiveness is really what we all need and search for.  Not some store bought gift that satisfies for a moment.  HIS love is everlasting……..eternal.

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Let us understand too, that HIS gift to us is free.  We just have to reach out and take it, there is no working for it.  It is a gift of HIS grace.  

Because GOD loved the world so much, that HE gave HIS one and only Son…….just for you and me.

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Let us give thanks as we look into the night sky………a sky so bright with heavenly grace and peace this time of year.  May we realize that we already have everything we need in HIS love, in HIS precious gift to us; may we wonder and be in awe of a HOLY GOD who came down, just to have a relationship with us.

 Because HIS love for us will never end.

PSALM 118: 1 “GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD, FOR HE IS GOOD; HIS LOVE ENDURES FOREVER.”

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