If you are here visiting today from Kristen’s place and WeAreTHATFamily, welcome! I am so excited you’re here. I’ve been picking up and plumping pillows in anticipation of your arrival; so grab a Diet Coke and a comfy seat and visit for awhile. I can’t wait to get to know you better!
Have you ever found yourself in crazy Christmas traffic, elbow deep in tossed in tinsel and empty shelves shopping for that one perfect gift…On Christmas Eve? I find myself here every year.
I shake my head in disbelief as I realize the holidays snuck up on me; yet, I soldier on propelled by the fear of disappointment in little eyes after Santa leaves.
Sad, I know. Because I’m smarter than this. And I know you are too. Because you are here, reading these words.
Matthew 1:23 says, “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).
If you’re like me, you want to remember the true reason we celebrate Christmas. You want to remember we celebrate because God is with us. We want to remember God is with us. He is with us. This God who is present. This God who is The Present.
Even if our loved ones open boxes, empty except for IOU’s for a time when the Walmart gets restocked, let’s don’t let our hearts remain empty. Let’s fill them with His perfect present to us, His presence. He is offering it to us; we need only to receive.
And when you find yourself trying to pick perfect presents from the empty aisles of the picked-over Walmart, remember what Psalm 46:1 says, “God is our present-help…” He is with us as we pick presents. He is waiting for us to pick His presence. [CLICK HERE TO TWEET THIS]
Lord, Thank You for Your always present presence. Help me to choose You today. When this holiday season gets hectic, help me to remember You are a God who is with us and help me to celebrate Your presence today.
Linking up to Jen and the SDG Sisters today.
As a thank you for visiting, nice to meet you and Merry Christmas and Happiest of New Year’s, I am thrilled to give stuff away! One winner will receive a gift package containing a Fair Trade Friday single pack and a copy of Rhinestone Jesus.
Simply click the link below and follow the directions. You will have a chance to submit several entries to win (all entries will be verified). Winner announced on December 25. Merry Christmas!!!
Please enjoy this interview I had the privilege of conducting with Kristen this past Saturday …