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Day Sixteen: All I Want for Christmas is...


What if "All I Want for Christmas are My Two Front Teeth"

And

you didn’t get them?

Then what?

Yes, you would be toothless…

but what about your unfulfilled need that remained.

Would this Christmas be marked down as a bad Christmas?

Your toothless smile would daily remind you of that “bad" Christmas and you would hope the next one would be better.

What do you really want?

What if you never got it?

Would This Baby be a bad baby?

We really don't blame Santa for not receiving what is written on our Christmas list.

But what about when God doesn’t give you what you want when you want it?

Do you blame God?

I have been there many times and will visit that place many more times,

because

God is God and

God knows me better than I know myself.

But what if we accepted the gift of what God gives us,

of what we need when we need it

and

when it doesn’t look like anything than what we wanted?

Hmm…hard to accept, and at times we refuse the gift because it isn’t

"What I want".

The world wanted a Savior to bring peace on earth and goodwill to men....

And then God sends a Little Baby,

A Baby that

does not look like a King…

And who wants to trust a Baby for all that he/she needs?

It isn’t about trusting a Baby, it is about trusting the One who sent the gift.

This swaddled little Baby, looking into His parents eyes on the night of His Birth,

Was sent

Because

God

Knew

What we all

Needed.

He sent Peace, Joy, Hope and Love...

all wrapped up in a Baby.

He didn’t send extra teeth, a bike or a car

He sent a Baby

But a Baby?

This gift was all about the Giver..

"For God so loved the world…

that He gave His One and Only Son..." (John 3:16)

"For God so loved"...

He sent

The Perfect Gift

Because God so loved…

He will give you what you need

when you need it and

that will end up being

what is what you really wanted in the first place.

What is number one on your want list?

Is it a person, place or thing?

Or is it just to be happy?

Whatever it is, it is important to you, so it is important to God.

But God…

Sent His Son..

This little Baby...

So that This Baby

would grow up to the be a King…

Who

is

What we all

Need...

“For whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life”

And that is all that we really need...

Because This Little Baby

WILL

give you all that you really wanted in the first place.

Accepting this gift from the Giver

WILL make

This Baby be number one on your want list...

Because He will be what all that you need when you need it

beyond December 25.

*A Disclaimer: Sorry if I lead you astray, but those beautiful feet are not the feet of my grandchild. They are my friend's grandchild's feet.


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