When I was a very little girl, I could hardly wait for Christmas Eve. It seemed like a magical time; with the sparkle of light from our Christmas tree, the aroma of special holiday treats in the kitchen, and family coming to the house with presents.Of course,you all know, the main event of that day was the promised visit of Santa Clause. I could hardly wait.
That was a long time ago,and this time of year has never lost it’s excitement. I’m still anticipating a visit, as most children in the world, but I no longer await a “jolly old elf” dressed in a red suite.I’m not looking for a sack of toys.
For those of us who believe, we know Christmas is a time to celebrate the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ. There has been much debate about the exact day of his birth, but the most important thing to remember…he was born of a virgin, in the little village of Bethlehem. And he came to bring us the gift of eternal life.
His birth was promised thousands of years before the star. Abraham was told: “through your offspring all nations will be blessed” (Genesis 22:18). Seven hundred years before his birth, Isaiah prophesied his coming. And on the appointed time, God’s promise did come to pass.
Now that I am old, I’m waiting for another promise. God’s Word tells us, Jesus will return,someday: “in the twinkling of an eye”(1 Corinthians 15:52).I anticipate that day, much more than any visit from Santa. I eagerly await His coming, and the promise of eternal life.
And so, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas. Be blessed and take time to remember God’s love, Donna