I slept late, then had coffee in bed where I finished reading one book and started another. What a luxury to linger in my own comfortable place. I thanked God for the quiet stillness.
After checking my messages and mail, I stretched out on the sofa and watched the lights twinkling on the tree. Shining bright. . . I thanked the Light of the World for bringing us all together for the celebration of His birth.
After days and days of fast-paced holiday preparations, Christmas day has come and passed. I praise God for all the good times and wonderful memories. I needed this day to linger in His peace, and remember with gratitude the love and laughter in my life. My spirit is renewed.
I notice the baby Jesus in the nativity scene we've had since 1980. I praise God for my family.
According to my nightly routine, I turned on the TV for the evening news. Chaos erupted on the screen--reports of murder, homes ablaze, anguish, and confusion in the world. Tonight, it's just too much to take in. Not tonight. I can't watch it. I immediately turn it off.
I'd rather hold onto the baby Jesus. I thank God for loving us so much that He sent the Christ Child to be the Savior of the world. I want to embrace all the promises embodied in His Name.
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government will be upon his shoulder, and his name is called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)
I pray that Jesus, the Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace will live and reign in your heart. I welcome Him into mine, and you as well. May God be with you.