See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! (1 John 3:1 NIV2011)
Have you ever noticed that the Christmas Tree is much different than the Easter “Tree”? One is an evergreen, symbolizing Life, the other an instrument of torture, symbolizing death. And yet the one leads to the other. Two trees, two symbols, but One Lord and One Life—Life eternal and abundant because of what was done on the one Tree that gives us gifts under the other tree.
Perhaps you can take a little time this season to ponder these two trees, especially as you exchange the gifts under the one? Let it remind you of the Gift that was exchanged for you on the other.
Join me this December in being truly Merry People who sincerely wish others a Merry Christmas and a blessed and prosperous New Year
“13 Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, others will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else. 14 And in their prayers for you their hearts will go out to you, because of the surpassing grace God has given you. 15 Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift! (2 Corinthians 9:13–15 NIV2011)
A Blessed and Merry Christmas & a Peace-filled New Year,