He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 18: 2-4 NIV
If we could see Jesus through the eyes of the children, we wouldn’t doubt the goodness of His love. Little ones wait for Christmas with tender hearts of JOY and anticipate the celebration of His birth. But for those who have experienced worry, illness and doubt, perhaps it's been hard to find Christmas joy. Hardships affect us and those we love. But God continues to love us through every moment as we remain faithful and TRUST.
Jesus brings PEACE in His presence. He knows the heart of our pain. God sent Him to provide HOPE in the trials we face and remind us who came to SAVE. He gives STRENGTH to endure and continues to handle our days. He humbles hearts to make room for His amazing love.
God will help us love like the children; with hearts that are open and pure. As we prepare to welcome Christmas, we WILL find JOY as we honor our King! Jesus is deserving of our love, praise and adoration! He will prepare us for what’s to come. HE will be our PEACE forever.
We will embrace this season with gratitude if we live with faith and thank God for ALL He provides. JESUS is the gift that needs to be received. He offers His love to each one us. We are valued and loved by Him. He will help us recognize WHY we need the glory of Christmas EVERY day of our lives.
Dear God, thank you for Your presence. Open our eyes so we will clearly see how to welcome Jesus with humbled hearts of PRAISE. Help us love like the children, with gladness and JOY! As we reflect on His birth, help us remember PEACE WILL COME, as we seek You with all of our hearts and remain faithful. Thank you, Lord! We BELIEVE in the power of Your greatness! We’re so GRATEFUL to celebrate this season with joyful anticipation and welcome the fullness of Christmas LOVE. Thank you, Lord! Amen