Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God. John 1:12 NIV
Often, we forget God is the mighty Provider of everything we need. He opens our hearts to recognize His guiding in our lives and places HOPE in the promise of His everlasting love, when we welcome Jesus.
Jesus meets us where we are and reminds us how it feels to be held by His holiness. And, when we choose to follow Him all the days of our lives, He never fails to recognize our needs. Our tender Shepherd of strength leads us where we belong and shows us how to find peace in the Father.
Sometimes, we’re afraid to humble our hearts and recognize we’re weak. But, God sees inside the sores of our souls and knows how to heal wounds of the weary. He covers us in love and helps us remember; we will never find strength unless we recognize why we need it.
Christmas is the perfect time to turn our eyes on Christ and RECEIVE. God sent Jesus to the world so we can receive eternal life and dwell with Him forever. “Joy to the world, the Lord has come. Let earth RECEIVE her King. Let every heart prepare Him room and heaven and nature sing!”
Dear God, Thank you for this season of HOPE. As we welcome Jesus; we welcome YOU and praise the power of Your strength. Humble our hearts, so we will be blessed and reminded how to gratefully receive the greatest gift of Christmas. Amen