Advent is a season of waiting. Oh sweet friend, this is it. This is what we have been waiting for. The time has come. God’s plan is ripe. After hundreds of years of prophecy…then silence…
God Himself enters His own creation!
That is the miracle of Christmas. Don’t miss it. In my 35 years, my mind has finally been opened. Did you see it?
Joy to the World , the Lord is come!
Let earth receive her King;
Let every heart prepare Him room,
And Heaven and nature sing,
And Heaven and nature sing,
And Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing.
Just as Mary became a vessel for God, we are invited to be one as well. Our Father’s plan is so poetic. His plan was not only to dwell with us but to indwell us!
God with us…God within us.
Once we receive Him, we become a vessel for the Holy Spirit. God has gifted Himself to us. And that Gift is reproduced. Each time we serve another we pour out God within us. We are blessed to be a blessing. The Gift we receive becomes the Gift we extend to others.
Don’t repeat the tragedy that occurred that first Christmas Eve. Stop after stop Mary and Joseph knocked on door after door only to be turned away.
Have you heard the Divine knocking?
“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.” Revelation 3:20
Don’t miss it this Christmas! Oh Soul, be willing to make room for Him.
“Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?” 1 Corinthians 3:16
This is where the natural world collides with the supernatural…”Heaven and Nature sing!”
This is the miracle of Christmas…
EMMANUEL…God With Us…
God within us…
You were always meant to be a vessel.
Merry Christmas, Sweet Friend!
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Beautiful, friend. Simply beautiful. Wishing you a Christ-filled Christmas. Much love. xoxo
Thank you, Beth. So hard to hold it in when you have an epiphany. So excited about your Christmas with your hubby! Blessings!
“Don’t repeat the tragedy that occurred that first Christmas Eve. Stop after stop Mary and Joseph knocked on door after door only to be turned away” BAM! That’s a sobering statement and soooo very true if we do not protect the reason we have for jubilation to begin with! It is a “tragedy” with stuff and tings and etc… receive the worship of the season instead of the KING OF KINGS! Glad to “link up” with you! I’ll be back! 🙂
Christy, so grateful that I finally realized this truth. I am trying to change the nature of the way Christmas is celebrated in our home while still having fun with traditions of our culture. It is truly my favorite time of the year! Blessings!
Hi Jen. Thank you for how simple yet powerful this is. This truth set me free and changed my life. I pray your words will invite God to do the same in others. Merry Christmas!
Humbled to be used to “set you free”. Blessings!
Jen, I love how you lay out the gospel and the truth of the Christmas story in a very straight forward and biblical way. Way to go new friend! You rocked it. Love, your second biggest cheerleader
Thank you for stopping by to encourage me! Love the community you are bringing together through the link-up. Blessings to you during the holidays!
Oh Amen, my friend! We are all meant to be vessels that carry (and spill out) God! Love this! Stopping by from the RaRaLinkUp! Merry Christmas!
Beautiful. I am here from the Weekend brew. I shall return.
For me, the Christmas Epiphany is that duty is all; my personal preferences don’t carry water. I’ have a job to do, illness and injury notwithstanding.
Welcome, Andrew! Thank you for dropping by!
Beautiful reminders! I adore the meaning behind Emmanuel-God with us and love the song “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”. Praying that your Christmas was a chance to slow down and soak it in! Blessed you joined The Weekend Brew.
It was a beautiful Christmas!