Dear Ones,
Happy Christmas eve day! I don’t usually write on Sundays but want to wish you a blessed Christmas! We are heading to the Lake to worship at our son-in-law’s church, and plan to stop and see a friend in Assisted living on the way. Tomorrow we will go to the cities and I’m not taking my computer along, so you won’t get a devotion for the 26th and a late one on the 27th.
Devotions from Judy’s heart
  Christmas is a holy time, a time to remember and celebrate Jesus’ birth. Yes, it is going to church, singing carols, feasting and gathering with family, but most of all it is a time to worship and thank God for sending His Son to earth for us. When I think of the contrast of Jesus leaving the glories of heaven amongst angels and then being born in a cold dirty earthly stable, it grips my heart! How could Someone love us that much and yet Jesus does!

  Perhaps O Holy Night will be sung at your church service on Christmas eve or perhaps we have it playing on our phones, but may the words written in the 1800’s penetrate our hearts at this Christmas time:

“O Holy night! The stars are brightly shining
It is the night of our dear Savior’s birth
Long lay the world in sin and error pining
“Til He appears and the soul felt its worth
A thrill of hope the weary word rejoices
  For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn
  Fall on your knees; O hear the Angel voices!
  O night divine, O night when Christ was born
O night, O Holy night, O night divine!”

As a result of His coming we can, like the shepherds and wisemen, bow low before Him in beholding our King. He breaks our chains and lifts our oppression and forgives our sins and is our friend, and Savior and King. He teaches us to love one another and to proclaim His glory and power to all. “Thanks be to God for His inexpressible gift!” II Cor 9:15. Let us share the good news!

Challenge for today: Receive God’s Love gift and tell others every chance you get.
Blessings on your Christmas, whether you are with family or alone, He is there with you, sees you and loves you! Love, Judy