Tonight I can't help but wonder about the night of that first Christmas. So many men, women, and children gathering in their hometowns to take part of the Census. I wonder if it was like a reunion with celebrations of family and friends who hadn't seen each other in some time. Were they laughing and having fun and making merry while not knowing the Christ Child was being born in their town? Where were Mary and Joseph's family? Did they not wonder as to their where abouts? or were they scorned because of her pregnancy? So many things we don't know....
It would be so easy for us too to miss Jesus this Christmas. There are so many things vying for our attention, Good things and happy things..good times and happy times.. but if Jesus is not at the center and the One we adore it is all for nothing. We could miss the whole thing.
We could miss Jesus the One who left heaven and came not as He deserved, but in love and humility to show us how we are to live and to love. He came to make a bridge for us..a way to the Father that would be impossible without His precious blood.
I pray that you will all know and bask in the grace and love of Jesus. It is the most perfect gift ever given.