"He who receives you receives Me, and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me.” Matthew 10: 40

God wants us to humble our hearts for Jesus! He came to bring hope to a world that is far from perfect. We need to be reminded He was sent to bring PEACE and lead us to the Father.

Sometimes we don’t allow ourselves to experience the love of Christ. It was love that brought Jesus to us. His LOVE provides JOY and PURPOSE for our days. He sees the imperfections of our hearts and longs for us to know He came to heal the brokenness. He is HERE to bandage our wounds.

Some say we’re not worthy of the power of His love, but that is not true. Jesus came to SAVE us. His love is extended to those who experience GRACE from His greatness, those who want to know Him more and those who long to be rescued. His love covers those who are lost.

Jesus brought LIGHT to the darkness, PEACE in His presence, HOPE for what’s to come, STRENGTH for suffering and PROMISE of His everlasting LOVE. He is HERE and longs for us to TRUST in His power to save. He wants us to have a living relationship with Him.

Our lives will never be perfect! We will sin and fall short of the glory of God. But He will reveal what comes from a heart that is humbled. We will never deserve what God provides. But we will understand mercy when God prepares us to receive what is ours from Christ. We will discover how much we are LOVED!

Jesus will cradle us in care and help us discover the love of His faithfulness. He will pull us from doubt and lift us where we see glimpses of what’s to come. He will remind us to be still so we will see what happens while we’re held in holiness and help us understand we can be whole.

God will set the stage for us to witness the power of Jesus. HE IS WITH US! Joy to the world the Lord has come. Let earth receive her King! How will you choose to receive God’s perfect love? He is HERE. We can prayerfully call on Him and respond to His nudging of our hearts. He is patiently waiting to help us feel the love of His presence.

Dear God, thank you for sending Your Son for more than one day of celebration. Oh, how we need Him EVERY day. When we struggle with things that lead us far from YOU, help us examine our lives and welcome Jesus JOY! We will find PEACE in His presence as we surrender our burdens, turn from selfish ways and remember WHY we need the Savior. Help us not forget we are faithfully LOVED by YOU! Thank you, Lord. Thank you! Amen


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