On this very holy day, as you are tempted to rush around to buy one more, rush one more, stress over one more thing–just stop. Contemplate the mystery. Contemplate the gift.
Jesus changed my life. Have you given much thought to where you would be without the gift of that baby in the straw? Any eternal hope or joy or love you have–simply blown away like a Christmas Eve candle.
So spend today breathing in the mystery of the Incarnation. And exhale the weight of the world that you were never meant to bear. He is here. God is with us. That’s all that matters. Today and always.
All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said throughout he prophet, “The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel–which means, “God with us.” Matthew 1:22-23