Good morning y'all!!!! I hope and pray that as each and every one of us anticipated this mornings arrival, that each and every one of us had on our minds the "Reason for the Season"! I know I did. With each and every passing Christmas, the "Reason for the Season" grows sweeter and sweeter! Just to be reminded that the Savior of the world came in to this world in the same manner that you and I did is such an awesome and awe inspiring thing!
God knew we needed a Savior. God knew we needed someone who could relate to us in every way. Jesus came into this world as a helpless little baby. He needed His diapers changed. He needed to be fed. He needed to be watched over. He needed to be nurtured by His mother's love. He needed to have a strong earthly father figure in His life. He needed to be taught certain things by His earthly parents. Jesus had to cut His baby teeth in the same we cut ours, through a lot of tears. Jesus had the same scrapes and cuts and dings from playing and being a boy that most other little boys did, and a lot of little girls had those same scrapes and cuts and dings. Jesus knew how badly it hurt to stump His toe on a rock. Jesus knew what it felt like to play till He got thirsty and tired and kept right on playing for a while longer.
Jesus also knew what it felt like to not be a part of the "in" crowd. After His ministry started, there was a lot of people that was looking for and planning and plotting ways to kill Him. And He knew it. All of those people were from the religious crowd too. The religious crowd was so full of religion that there was NO way for them to believe that He was the fulfillment of all the teachings that they had been taught. They just could not believe that He was the long awaited Messiah. Yet, He had power to heal the sick, cause the blind to see, make the lame to walk, raise the dead and the power to forgive sin! The religious people could do none of these things. The religious people were too afraid to come near anyone that needed help of any kind, because they didn't want to become "unclean". The religious folk expected every one to have smile on their face and act a certain way.
What about us, how close are we willing to come to someone who needs help? Are we willing to come close enough to get dirty? Do we expect people to look a certain way, to wear certain clothes, and to smile all the way through what ever it is that's killing them on the inside? Are we willing to get close enough to smell the rot and stinch of sin? Are we willing to get close enough to wrap our arms around them and say "Let me tell you about someone who can help you"? Just how close to those who need a Savior are we willing to get?
Jesus came for ALL of humanity! Let us make sure that everyone that is in our sphere of influence has the opportunity to hear and learn about how the King of Kings and Lord of Lords was born a babe, yet grew to be the long awaited Savior of the world. He is still in the business of changing lives and forgiving sin and restoring the years the locusts have eaten. He is still in the business of seeking and saving the lost. He is still in the business of renewing and restoring broken lives. He is still in the business of giving hope to the hopeless, help to the helpless, and life to the walking dead. Friends, if you have experienced that, you have something to be extremely happy about the birth of Lord and Savior! If you haven't yet experienced that, let me just say, that it's not to late. Today is the day Salvation. He did what He did for those of us who need Him! We ALL need Him! I hope that if you decide you need Him, that you won't put it off. Jesus has never turned anyone down that was looking for a relationship with Him! You can count on Him. Celebrate Christmas today with a new reason for celebrating. Celebrate Christmas as being the day you stepped into new life and a new relationship with the Savior of the world!!!!
I have a couple of different projects to share with y'all today. I hope you enjoy seeing both of them. I have had a lot of fun working on both of them.
The above file came from the Silhouette on-line store. It is a file by Lori Whitlock. It is a five layer box card. I LOVED making these cards. I made several and everyone that got one really loved them. This is truly a wonderful card and I will be making more of these.
Well, that's what I wanted to share with y'all today. Just a little bit of what I have been up to here lately and I do have more to share later on and hopefully another video or two in the works.
Ladybug, I hope that you are soon much better and that we can celebrate Christmas with the family soon. Until then, just know that you are loved and have been prayed for by many! Sweetpea loves you bunches!
I do hope and pray that all of y'all have a very Merry Christmas!!!!! Thank y'all very much for stopping by here and spending time with me. I am so thankful for each and every visit and I do love reading your comments.
Remember, God loves y'all and so do I, hugs, Patty