In nine days from today it will be Christmas Eve.
Take a breath…right in the midst of the running around and thinking about and buying and mailing gifts and writing out cards and planning special gatherings. Calm down…and take a breath.
Take a deep breath…and recognize that the deep breath you just took is a gift from the Living Sovereign God of all Creation.
Today…our life right now…is a precious gift that we have each been given. Today…Jesus wants us to know Him and trust Him…and consider His love for us.
Consider Jesus…consider His love…and let that perfect love of Jesus calm you from stressing about having to make everything perfect for the perfect Christmas.
Consider Jesus…consider His love and let that perfect love of Jesus lift you from any sadness, disappointment, frustration or loneliness you may be feeling because your heart just doesn’t feel all the stuff the Christmas songs sing about.
Consider Jesus…consider His love, the love from the One who is “Immanuel…God with us” –Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:23.
Consider Jesus…consider His love, the love from the One who is our Mighty Savior…the promised Messiah, born in Bethlehem, where the angel of the Lord announced that in “the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.” –Luke 2:11
Consider Jesus…consider His love, the love from the One who is absolutely sovereign and almighty and outrageously intimate and tender with us:
The LORD your God is with you
he is mighty to save.
He will take great delight in you,
he will quiet you with his love,
he will rejoice over you with singing.
Let’s Count Down…and Calm Down…and Consider Jesus…in this season and in every season of our lives!
In love, peace and purposeful passion, Sylane