I want my children to know that in this world of toil and snare we have a King who is above all kings. Jesus rules and we are safe in His loving arms. I feel that my greatest Christmas gift I can give to my children is the story of Jesus.
He is our love story!.
I pray that my children experience peace throughout their lives by knowing Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior.
My life in Christ has helped me overcome depression, anxiety, lonliness, grieving, and heart ache.
My first Manger scene was a little ornament, I was five years old. I remember holding this fragile manger made of straw and plastic in the palm of my hand. Being a little girl in love with baby dolls, I marveled at baby Jesus resting in such peace with Mary and Joseph. I noticed how they adored their newborn. I sensed that something was special, very special, even the barnyard animals stood in indescribable reverence. I was overwhelmed in awe.
It was in that moment that I became aware that holiness was alive and the meaning of life was magnificent. I was holding a treasure soon to be disclosed and brings a sense of security into my day to day life. Who is this child that Christmas carols are sung for? I was captivated.
Throughout my childhood years, my story unraveled with greatness and sadness. None the less there in my mind a manger scene with baby Jesus rested, bringing all my worries to a silence. Every Christmas my favorite event was lighting candles in church and singing Silent Night. The star on top of the tree sparkled with glee deeply into the very core of my being. At eight, I needed someone bigger than life to be my Savior and forever be my best friend no matter what. It was then that I started to understand what resting in peace was all about. I begin to realize that I was loved by a King. I mattered.
Youthful years brought many tears while Christmas carols still rung in my ears bringing great comfort and joy. The beautiful carol, Joy To The World, brought me out of myself and lifted my eyes up to an amazing God who fearlessly loves all.
Through trial and snares I have enjoyed many Christmas Celebrations. I celebrate that the Savior of the world looks upon me day and night. I belong to the creator of the World. The Hero of my story is Jesus.
May we not let the issues and problems of the world bring us down during this Holiday Season.
May our children find hope in our eyes and peace in our words.
May we spend time telling them about Jesus as we decorate our home for His Birthday.
May we show our faith by praising Jesus through Christmas carols.
And May we take the time to share with them our personal relationship with Jesus.
My wish for you Momma is that you take time during this busy season to relax and connect with the One who is the real reason for the season.
Perhaps some of you reading this post today are grieving and depressed. Maybe there is someone reading this today that doesn’t know Jesus and desires to learn more.
If this season is tough for you and it’s so very hard to get in the holiday mood, just know you are not alone.
For many it is not the most wonderful time of year for festivities. Hang in there my friend. God is near to carry you through. My prayer for you is that God brings you comfort.
From my heart to yours,
Merry Christmas Mamma’s!