During this Christmas season, we need to ask ourselves what we are truly seeking after is. Are we looking for a special gift under the tree, a collective dinner with all our friends and family, a new year that we’ve promised ourselves to make better than the last? Exactly what is it that we thirst after in our imaginations and spirits.
During this season, many of us spend time being thankful, some would be thankful for their health, our families or our abilities to make a nice Christmas for our children or grandchildren. Others may be thankful for the food on the table, while others may be thankful for having a place to call home. However, are these the only things that we consider being thankful for? Is being thankful for these things what this season is about? Are these the things that we long for or thirst for?
One thing I believe that we forget is that at this time, we are presented with a gift. We have been given a gift that guides us, a gift that saved us and a gift that was given out of love for us. The question that I would ask is, are we accepting this gift? Are we opening our hearts that we may understand what has been done for us?
This Christmas season let us think about what God has given to us on that night long ago, let us accept and take into our hearts the babe that was born for our salvation.
Pastor Lisa Chachula