This week is Christmas and I couldn’t be more excited. I hope all of you are having exciting holidays! Christmas is my favorite holiday and winter is my favorite season. There’s so much to enjoy—the lights, decorations, buying and giving presents, the songs, the holiday spirit, but through all of this holiday spirit, there is one thing we need to remember:
The birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
This is a time of remembrance, when we think back to the time when he was born in a little manger. Most of you already have read or will read articles online or sermons at church about Jesus’ birth, but I wanted to look at it in a different aspect.
If you’re like me, sometimes you have a dream or maybe there’s a calling on your life and it feels too big. In my case, it’s my dream to become a published author with a series of books that’s super popular. I don’t know why it’s my dream, but it is. And sometimes, it feels too big and I feel too small.
Jesus was born in a stable.
That’s about as low as you can get. I was at least born in a hospital and I’m certain most of you were too. Yet, He was God’s only son, chosen to save us all from our sin. God had a calling on His life and when it was time, God brought Him forth and Jesus did many miracles and fulfilled God’s will. In time, God will bring you out and help you down the path He has chosen for you—in His timing.
I have a bad tendency to get really impatient. I want everything right now but God knows everything, including the future. So, He knows when it’s the right time to bring His plan for our lives into fruition.
This Christmas year, as you listen, read, or reflect upon Jesus’ birth, use it as a reminder that Jesus had very humble beginnings. No matter who or where you are, God’s calling for your life and His plan for you isn’t too big. Your dreams aren’t too big and you aren’t too small—you’re exactly the way God intended for you to be and He will use you for His purposes, which are always good and perfect, even if we don’t see it at the time.
Merry Christmas, everyone!