So, the time to celebrate the birth of Jesus is here......
But as I look around me, all I see is the hustle and bustle of people (Christians and non-Christians alike) either getting ready for the coming of an ugly old man with a flying sleigh full of worldly pleasures, or believers trying to make it clear to the world that "Jesus is the reason for the season"......
I am not saying that we shouldn't share with the rest of the world the story of the birth of Jesus, by no means! There is nothing wrong with celebrating our Saviour's birth, but I don't think that occasion should be celebrated only once a year. The birth of Jesus isn't just something that happened one time in history, but it's something that happens in our hearts.....everyday there is an ugly old man within us wanting to fly into our lives and bring us earthly pleasures, and at the same time there is a humble Saviour trying to bring forth life in us.
So for me, the celebration of Christmas is a clear reminder of the constant battle in my heart. And my prayer is that in this time when so many people are celebrating the life of Jesus on this earth, we may be reminded that God is still looking for a "Mary" today, someone who is willing to submit to the will of God, even if it requires loosing one's reputation, to bring forth the life of Jesus.
"For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him."
2 Chronicles 16:9
That we may find favor in the eyes of the Lord!
God bless every one of you,