Uncertainties abound for me right now. I’m not even sure what to write. Usually, I write from what my Master is doing in my heart. I don’t think that’s such a good idea right now. Right now my hope is that my Creator is greater than my heart (1 John 3:20). I’m not sure what that means, though.
What I do know is that Jesus is King of kings, and Lord over all other lords. I know that Jesus’ arrival within human history is the most historic event of that history. And I know that His death, burial, and resurrection is more than sufficient for any action on my part to separate me from my Creator. That much I know, and with that I can worship, I can celebrate this season, and I can praise my Creator.
If you know that, then you can worship, celebrate and praise as well. When we do those things together, we approximate the experience which will be ours eternally in heaven. I know that too. Because my Creator is precisely who He says He is through Scripture. And Scripture confirms these things.
Those things I know are the encouraging things for us, for you, for this season, They are the things that transcend trees, wrapping paper, and stockings. The things that are sure about the Savior are those things that begin in a stable and continue through a cross and empty tomb to the throne of our Creator. Truly, they begin with the words, “In the beginning…” and continue through “Amen! Come Lord Jesus!”
Celebrate, sing, pray, weep, laugh, and enjoy a glass of cheer. Eat, and share with those who have less. Drink, and bless those near and far. Forgive, and release those indebted to you.
Merry Christmas, and a very Happy New Year!