I love this time of the year. All the Christmas decorations are up. Presents bought. Christmas cards are ready to mail. Now, it’s time to sit back and enjoy this most wonderful time of the year.
Christmas represents a time of new beginnings for me. A baby has a way of changing everything. The Babe born so lowly in a manger that Christmas morn certainly changed the course of humanity.
Though His birth seemed so uneventful to most of the world, can you imagine what the shepherds watching their flocks must have thought when the angels announced to them the birth of our Savior?
What must have been going through Mary and Joseph’s minds when the shepherds told them what they’d witnessed? I can imagine Mary and Joseph both remembering how the announcement of the Messiah had changed their lives already. Then, later, when the magi showed up with their gifts of gold frankincense and myrrh.
At this time of the year, I love to read the prophecies regarding the birth of Jesus and see all the ways God worked His plan of salvation out through human history. So miraculous.
So, before the Christmas frenzy begins at your house, take a moment to remember that little Baby in the manager and thank God for the Baby that changed everything.