is often referred to as the season
of miracles and I truly believe that it is. Looking outside my window at the two
inches of snow on the ground with the downy flakes still falling thick and
heavy, I thank canít help but smile at all the ways God reveals His glory us.
You see, we live in Las Vegas and snow is a rare sight. As we drove around
running errands today, I saw adults become like little children once again as
they opened their mouths to catch snowflakes on their tongues. Giggles,
laughter, and sparkles in everyoneís eyes enhanced the joyful feeling. And I
am sure God smiled.
During what other
time of the year do those not yet following Christ joyfully sing of His birth
and holiness, receiving Him as King and call out ďoh, come let us adore
HimĒ? The Holy Spirit must have a lot of fun in the months of November and
December when people allow their hearts to be softened like no other time of the
year. The fruit of the Spirit flows generously from believers and pre-believers
to feed, clothe, and reach out to those in need. People who havenít seen their
family all year begin to yearn to be home for the holidays. The hearts of
fathers and mothers turn to their children and children turn to their parents.
Just listen to the fruit of the Spirit and you will know He is working through
so many during this season: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness,
faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
ourselves a present this year and take time to be amazed at the reality of Jesus
alive and dwelling among us. We can see His kingdom at work and even better, be
at work in His kingdom.
Christmas carols have beautiful sentiments of praise and
worship strung together in heart stirring prose. Letís truly listen to what we
sing and mean all that we say to Emmanuel, God with us.
can also give the greatest gift of all to around us if we look for opportunities
to share the love and truth of Jesus with those who donít know Him on a
personal level. This is a time of year more than any other to share Christís
desire to have an in-depth relationship with each one of us because hearts are
tender and receptive. Shine like the star that lead the pagan wise men to the
King of Kings where they worshiped Him.
wish you and your loved ones a very Merry
May Godís blessings overwhelm you in 2009!
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