“What’s the ONE thing you would like for Christmas?” Every year I ask at least one person that question kids, my spouse, sometimes friends… I wonder how God would answer?
I imagine God would say, in his big God voice, “There is one thing… One thing I want for Christmas more than anything else…”
3……God our Savior, 4 who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time.
If you have a family, or are part of a family, God has given you a very important task. He told us what he wants, to ensure that the next generation “knows the truth” about God. He wants all our children to know a God of extravagant grace, a God overflowing with generosity.
Then He gave us the perfect tool to use to teach those truths…Christmas.
Everything about Christmas tells wondrous stories of God:
- The way we make our homes beautiful is a picture of how the grace of God takes ordinary lives and makes them beautiful.
- We wake in the morning to find a room normally empty, miraculously filled with gifts. It’s a picture of lives once empty, suddenly filled with blessings too numerous to count.
People all around us, treating one another with kindness, and courtesy, living in peace is a picture of what life is supposed to be like.
- From the lights, to the decorations, the world filled with music and united in celebration, everything about Christmas points to God calling to His creation.
And the ONE most important picture…a child sleeping in a manger reminds us He doesn’t want heaven without us.
YOU are God’s ONE thing…. This Christmas make sure He is your family’s ONE thing too.
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