13 Rare Gifts That Are Easy To Find
While they were there (Bethlehem), the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. (Luke 2:6-7)
Consider for a moment the innkeeper who turned away God, that moment when eternity was birthed into history. I wonder if this innkeeper ever realised the gravity of his decision? No space for God at this man's place, or the gifts He offers.
Christmas is God approaching this world - reconciliation deadly heavy upon His heart.
Yet even today God's arms of grace are still outstretched with unlimited welcome. His smile still beams larger than His universe. God is still as wide-eyed as a child scanning to see who would return his smile.
Christmas is the reminder to mankind that we can still return God's gaze securely.
Christmas is God facing each of us, not turning His back to us.
Christmas is God offering His heart, wrapping these rare gifts in cloths and a manger:
- Abundant love
- Gentleness and
Such gifts God still sees are elusive in His world, for there continues no space for Him. However this need not be so, for God's gift supply continues as endless as His love is to give them.
At the heart of Christmas is forever first the heart of Heaven.
Today's Soul Snippet:
Jesus' welcome upon earth was as humble as His birthplace upon earth.
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