If the word, ‘LOT’ was not in the above title, it would not even fit! Christmas is in full swing, and with it all of the “FEELS!”
The happy, joyful feels, like Christmas baking, Christmas Shopping, and Christmas parties!
Also the stress producing feels, like Christmas baking, Christmas Shopping and Christmas parties!
How quickly the “Happy Christmas Feels”, like baking, turn into the stress producing feels, as we search to find enough time to get all of the baking done, and then the time to clean the house afterward and make it look like Christmas again! Not to mention the Happy Christmas feel of shopping for those on your list you most adore, to be quickly turned into the stress producing feel of, “I’m out of money and time!” Worst of all is the festive Christmas feel of that once a year Christmas party that you look forward to all year, only to have that stress producing fear creep in and steal away the joyful feel as you fret over what to wear and how you look!
How quickly that wonderful feeling of Christmas can be stolen AWAY, as we allow stress to rule the day!
The Miracle of Christmas is that we have the remedy! It is found in a manger.
“So The Word became human and made His home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen His glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only son.” John 1:14
Jesus has come! He was laid in a manger over 2000 years ago. He grew up the Bible tells us, in “wisdom, stature, and in favor with God and man.” He lived for 33 years on this earth, demonstrating the way we should live. And then He allowed Himself to be crucified, buried and raised to life on the third day so that we may live with Him FOREVER!
Now, if that doesn’t “Look a lot like Christmas,” I do not know what does!
Away in a manger was my favorite Christmas song as a little girl, and continued to be as I sang it to my two babies as they grew up and is still to this day as I sing it with my grandbabies!
How changed would our hearts be at Christmas if we allowed the words of this simple song to penetrate our very lives with it’s Truth?
How happy and filled with joy would our “feels” be then?
“Away in a manger… The little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay!”
The King of all creation, The Lord of the universe, The Savior of the ALL, entered our world as a baby in a manger!
Away in a Manger, the Lord of the Universe slept!
As we lose our “happy, joyful feels,” and begin to trade them for our “stressed out feels,” may we whisper or shout out loud that beautiful Christmas song, ‘Away In A Manger,’ and let it’s Truth change our attitudes!
One more week Friends! May the Truth of His manger feel you with happiness and joy!
Speak Truth Love