Tuesday, December 26, 2017

'Twas the Day After Christmas

Chapel in the Lutheran Home, Monroe
Today is December 26. I'm in our home office reading. Linda is working in the kitchen. She has put some Christmas music on. Our house is filled with the beautiful sound of the truest worship music this side of heaven.

The day after Christmas is important for all who follow Jesus. How we spend our time, talents, and resources today signifies who, and what, we believe in.

Linda and I live in the overflow of the birth of Christ. Christ is the gift that keeps on taking, and giving. 

Today, Christ is the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world, reconciling us to our Creator.

Today, our sorrow is traded for His joy.

Today, our imprisonment is acquitted on all counts, and His freedom is bestowed.

Today, Christ takes and gives. Today is a day of taking and giving.

The Incarnation is the pivot upon which our lives turn. Because of Christmas, we will never be the same. As splendid as Christmas Day was, today is better. The long winter waiting has ended. The long-expected Messiah has come. 

Today, He is wonderful.

Today, He is counselor.

Today, he is Mighty God.

Today, He is everlasting Father.

Today, He is Prince of Peace.

Decades ago, Linda and I met Him. And everything in our lives changed. Christmas, the day of endless taking and giving, began, in us. Christmas, with all its transcendent realities, was born. 

Christ-mass. 

The worship of Christ. 

It's December 26, and the real celebration goes on in the hearts of all who have been found by Him.



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