For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Today is Christmas Eve the day when we can stop and think about the reason for Christmas – the birth of Jesus Christ. Nineteen years ago I walked into a Church on Christmas Eve and gave my life fully to Christ. I invited him to come live with me as I travel through life.
Jesus Christ came into the world as the saviour of the world. He is known as the light of the world and brings everlasting life to those who choose to embrace him. Today I have been able to stop and stand still to look at the amazing gift of God to us. This gift being God himself coming to dwell on the earth in the form of mankind known to us as Jesus Christ.
As I stood in a Church this afternoon and lit a candle, prayed a prayer to dedicate my life afresh to Jesus I was reminded of being connected to the amazing story of Christmas and the person who invoked it. Christmas is where the sacred world of God meets the human world of us and I am so pleased that am able to know God and He knows me all because of the birth of Christ.
Christmas time is our opportunity to say hello to Christ.
A prayer for Christmas
As I stand and look for you this night. Bring love and hope into my heart.
Bring peace and comfort into my soul as I sit and remember your gift of Jesus.
I place my life into your hands and trust your ways and direction each day.
Bring joy and love into every bone in my body, a joy that overcomes all pain and fear.
May that Joy spill out to others.
May your Love flow through me to be a blessing.
Thank you Heavenly Father for Jesus the light of world that lightens up my heart.