Christmas is for the child in all of us – the eternal, ageless spirit within that never grows old nor grows bored.
“When the shepherds had seen Him, they made widely known the saying which was told them concerning this Child. And all those who heard it marveled at those things which were told them by the shepherds. But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart. Then the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told them.” Luke 2:17-20 NKJV.
Christmas is for the child-like heart in every one of us who hears or reads the story of the Nativity with wide-eyed and open-mouthed wonder that God Himself – Almighty and Eternal – would come into our world in a way unimagined, to a place unspectacular, and at a time unexpected in the likeness of His frail creation, in the form of a dependent, helpless child. Christmas is not for the pseudo-sophisticated who think they have all the answers.
Christmas is for child-like hearts who embrace the wonder of His coming as a child who would become Savior and Redeemer of all. Jesus Himself said, “Except you change and become as little children, you will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven.” Matthew 18:3-4 NIV. There is much of spiritual reality that is reserved for child-like hearts.
I love this picture of Kaylee, our almost three year old great grandchild with whom we will spend Christmas Day. I want to never lose the wonder I see in her eyes as she explores and learns. Gayle and I are so grateful for your partnership and support of EveryDay Life across this year, all too quickly passed. May you never lose the wonder of endless discovery of this One who came to be your Savior.
A blessed and joyous Christmas,
Allen and Gayle Randolph
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