Wednesday, December 23, 2009
The Giver of Life..
Over 2000 years ago the Giver of Life.. God gave us the most amazing gift ever given. He came to Earth and was born in a manger to live a flawless human life and then die to give us eternal life. I remember vividly standing in Bethlehem at the site where Jesus was believed to have been born. A 96 year old woman from our tour group began weeping and praising God. It was not until then that I truly understood the importance of the birth of Christ. We have heard the story so many times but that day it was felt in the depths of my heart and soul. I got it. It's funny how we can hear the same story all of our life and think that the words have been carefully thought through until we have an experience... a meeting with Jesus that we really start to begin to understand who He really is. All too often we allow our fallible human thoughts to frame our idea of Jesus into the narrow conceptions of our minds. Throughout the years I hope that as my relationship with the Almighty grows I will begin to really comprehend who He is... but the ultimate promise and gift is the salvation He brought, and gave to ALL who are willing to believe in Him. I pray this Christmas season you have found the Christ I am talking about. I pray that we can grow to know Him more through our lives. I pray that I can honor him and serve Him more as I grow older. Thank you God for giving us the true gift of Christmas..... The gift of eternal life!!