December 24–Let’s Count Down…and Calm Down…and Consider JESUS!

Today is Christmas Eve.

I hope and pray that all of us are done with all of our preparing, planning, shopping and rushing around now.

It’s time now to let Christmas be Christmas—deeply, completely and truly. We need to let Jesus be the full focus of our minds and hearts now…even for a little while, we each need to fully invite Jesus, the Holy Child of God, to be born fully into each of our lives.

And just as new born babies are surrounded with adoring love and attention by those who are intimately connected to them, so too it is time for us to fully turn our love and attention to Jesus—our King of kings and Lord of lords—our Messiah, our Savior.

The angels had proclaimed the birth of the Savior to some shepherds in a field—and they responded immediately by turning their full focus and attention on being in the presence of this Holy One.

When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”

So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them…and the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

Luke 2:16-18, 20

The count down to Christmas is done…it’s time to fully Calm Down…and Consider Jesus…in this season and in every season of our lives! 

In love, peace and purposeful passion,                                                               Sylane

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