Monday, December 22, 2008
Tis the Day Before Christmas Eve...
It is the day before Christmas Eve, and my heart is filled with joy and great anticipation. Being so far from family really brings you to embrace the reality of Christmas. Not the presents, the commercialism, or even great company (aka family and friends). I am faced with the greatest love story in the world. God in all His gracious love sent His Son to Earth. He left perfection to join the dirty grunge of this sin ridden world. He walked it for 33 years and lived through so many things that we experience such as betrayal, grief, and loss. We do not have an unsympathetic High Priest. He chose to start His journey as a helpless child and live in the family unit. He could have come down as an adult, as a King, but He came so humbly. He brought us hope that night, the hope of the world came. All who were living in pain, sorrow, and a hopeless situation were given an alternate ending to their stories. He brought us peace that night. He would grow to crush the head of the serpent and defeat the thing that causes us so much strife. He is our peace. Love came that blessed night as well. For how could there be any greater love than from the One who came to die for those who were willing to put Him to death. In two days, we celebrate His birth. Let us rejoice and celebrate well, because is the best news we will ever have! Merry Christmas friends and family! I love you all.
P.S.- I am now going to Seoul for my vacation, God answered quite quickly. God even cares about our vacations. = )