May Christmas remind you how far God came just for you.
While the story is simple,
the message is profound and life-changing.
God broke through the boundary between heaven and earth
To come to us as we have asked over and over
In a way we could touch and see and understand.
However, over time, we decorated the story,
Cleaned up the stable,
And removed the inconvenience.
But God did nothing without purpose.
Review the story again.
See the straw scattered stable.
Hear the animal grunts and pawings.
Smell the fodder and manure.
Remember that God came into a mess
And know again that He comes to you,
As you are, not as you wish you were.
He wants to take you on a journey of growth
That begins in the heart.
Against all the Herods of our day
And in all our crowded Bethlehems,
He comes with one message:
I AM here for you.
How far can I take you?
May the undecorated truth of this Christmas
Ring true in your heart
And bring you all the peace
Nothing else can bring..
With Christmas Hope
and joy to your world!