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Day 1: Unwrapping Christmas


Happy DECEMBER 1!

DAY ONE of preparing our hearts for the

BIRTH OF THE BABY!

CHRISTMAS is calling.

ADVENT~

"a coming into place, view, or being; arrival" (dictionary.com)

ADVENT

A New Thing.

A Dynamic Thing.

A Crazy Amazing Thing.

ADVENT~

"Behold, I am doing a new thing" (Isaiah 43:19).

Oh the ANTICIPATION.

Oh the EXPECTATION.

Oh the JOY of what is to come,

that brings me back to when I was a child

whose

ANTICIPATION & EXPECTATION

was so overwhelming

as I waited for

CHRISTMAS morning

to see what Santa was to bring me.

I had great HOPE in Santa,

because I knew he always showed up

on CHRISTMAS morning.

Now that same

ANTICIPATION & EXPECTATION

fills me as a grown up child,

but not for Santa

but for the

BIRTH of THE BABY

who never stops giving

from

the day HE was BIRTHED in my heart.

Oh how I do not want JESUS to be buried

amongst the tinsel & bows,

because HE isn't about a day or a season.

What difference has the BIRTH OF A BABY made in your life?

Does HE keep giving on THE DAY AFTER December 25?

Let's fast forward to December 26,

when there are 364 shopping days left until Christmas~

THE DAY AFTER!

What do you see? What do you feel?

Are you happy it's all over on THE DAY AFTER?

Think about it..

THE DAY AFTER any big day.

THE DAY AFTER the vacation.

THE DAY AFTER the great news.

THE DAY AFTER the _________.

THE DAY AFTER!

Now what?

What difference has the Birth of THE BABY make in your life

Does HE keep giving on THE DAY AFTER?

Is HE hidden beneath the tinsel and bows?

Is HE hidden in the buying the perfect gift,

instead of being the

PERFECT GIFT?

On DECEMBER 26th

will there be one unopened package under your tree?

Have you UNWRAPPED THE BABY?

Or will HE be packed up

with the

Christmas decorations when it is all said and done.

THE GIFT wrapped with THE PROMISES

that have power to change

December 26 & the days after that.

What is the one and only gift that delivers on all its promises?

It is all wrapped up in

THE CHRISTMAS STORY~

“For there is born to you this day in the city of David a SAVIOR

who is CHRIST the LORD" (Luke 2:8-14).

CHRISTMAS is not about a day, or a season

as it continues beyond

December 25

&

THE DAY AFTER

&

THE DAY AFTER THAT

&

THE DAY AFTER THAT...

Because it is all about

THE BIRTH OF A BABY

in your life.

THIS BABY is THE GIFT that unwraps a

NEW HOPE,

NEW PEACE,

&

NEW JOY,

into your soul.

This GIFT that keeps giving as

One Size Fits ALL~

EVERY circumstance.

EVERY emotion.

ALL PEOPLE.

We ALL have different stories,

yet ALL are offered the same GIFT.

Have you missed THE BABY?

Have you UNWRAPPED THE BABY and are being WRAPPED in HIM?

Or

Have you UNWRAPPED THE BABY,

but have put HIM away for a bit

and forgot about HIM?

Or

Have you heard about

THE BABY,

yet don't know if you really UNWRAPPED HIM or not?

Or

Have you not felt a need to UNWRAP HIM?

What difference has

BABY JESUS,

the main character of the

CHRISTMAS Story,

made in your life?

Do you want MORE of HIM?

JESUS IS THE GIFT

that never stops giving.

Are you ready to

UNWRAP THE BABY

this ADVENT season

so that you experience

MORE OF THIS BABY

who came from

RICHES

to be swaddled in our

RAGS

so that

HE

could clothe us all in

HIS RICHES~

because

Isn't that "WHAT CHRISTMAS IS ALL ABOUT" Charlie Brown?

(watch video below)



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