Christmas gives us the opportunity to do things for people we might otherwise neglect, and we must take advantage of every opportunity.
December 25th isn’t about presents but about Christ presence in our lives. The angels had been overjoyed once before when the Son of God, through whom all things were created, laid the foundations of the earth (Job 38:1-7). But now the same Son was coming to dwell upon the earth He created! The joy only the angels had known would now be a joy spread throughout the earth to all people. Have you experienced the peace of which the angels spoke?
Imagine how excited you’d be (or are), if your loved one were returning home after a tour of duty. You would be (or are), giddy with excitement, straightening the house, planning a menu, calling friends, and preparing for the long-awaited reunion. This is the same excitement we should be experiencing and preparing for in the coming week as we get ready for Christmas. The Celebration of Jesus Christ. Think of why he came, and what he did for us.
This Christmas, remind yourself of why it is more blessed to give than to receive.
And as this year is coming to an end, it’s a good time to leave behind some old habits.
Perhaps you need to bring your temper under Christ’s control.
Perhaps you need to change your vocabulary. Maybe God is nudging us to forgive an offense or overlook an insult.
As we celebrate Christmas with friends and family, and prepare to end one year and begin a new one, let’s determine to start it with passion. To press on with a desire to succeed in how we live our lives and how we choose to raise our cattle!
Celebrate Christmas this year with both a backward glance
and a forward look! Rejoice! God is with us!
From all of us at:
The Kuhn Family Farm
& Old Country Store