Saturday, December 26, 2009

A True Christmas~ God's Plan

Jer. 1: 10 See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.
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Yesterday was Christmas and boy what a Christmas, God had a plan. My summation of the day as I think God had intended.

Christmas eve the snow was falling, like feathers from the sky it was drifting down and blanketing the ground with its beauty. We missed the Christmas eve service because it was canceled due to the lovely picturesque snowfall. It was dangerous too and God wanted everyone safe at home. God had a plan!

December 25th is not really Jesus’ birthday, but this is what man has turned into the Lords Birthday and we supposedly celebrate it as such. Man has a plan too and that is to turn the day into a light festival, gift giving, receiving bounty of treasures, hustle, bustle and ignorant to the true meaning of the day. God had a plan!

Since He knows we are to celebrate His birthday on this day, He made sure this is what we did. I can’t speak for the rest of the states because I imagine they all went on their Christmas voyage of visiting family, eating lots of food, and lets not forget getting and giving gifts!

My Christmas was supposed to be spent with the in-laws, since that is the only family I have here but God had a plan. I did too and that was to celebrate Jesus’ birthday in deep thought, contemplation and gratitude of my life! Could I do what I planned surrounded by sounds of the family? The hustle and bustle of the day?

God had a plan! I arose Christmas morning to the sounds of chimes clinging and clanging due to the high winds. I looked out the window and couldn’t even see the road! There before me were treacherous blizzard conditions out there with snow drifting in every direction, visibility was nil; I almost expected to see a few decorations to go blowing by like in the Rudolph show?

God had a plan! He gave me MY Christmas of wonder and glory. I sat in contemplation of all that I am grateful for in my life! Our family visit was put on hold and we celebrated with good food, laughter and joy...high winds and SNOW! This was a blessed day because I got to feel and sense all that the meaning of Christmas truly is.

Many friends had the same Christmas where they sat, watched movies and just spent the day at home with each other or alone, but they all FELT the true meaning of Christmas! Some complained about the snow and not getting out of the house. Some washed over Jesus’ birthday like it didn’t exist and that Christmas was all about THEM. God’s plan was to weed those people out! He now knows who had a truly glorious Christmas in honor of HIM! Alleluia!

Now, on to see what God has planned for the New Year! :-)

May you all be blessed and find the true meaning of this season wrapped in your heart, forever and ever...AMEN!
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Luke 2:8-14 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

4 comments:

Stormcrow said...

You said a mouthful!

joni said...

I always do, don't I? :-D

June said...

Beautifully stated Joni! I had a day to myself (and the pets) and I did a lot of thinking about me, my life, and the coming year.

Best Wishes!
June

Raven said...

Yes,

A lovely tribute to the birth of Our Lord. I had a day with family. It was quite lovely.Just a simple meal and a restful day with my husband and children.

Blessings,

Laurel