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All I Want for Christmas…

My Christmas did not go how I planned this year.

In fact, I would have to say it may be the worst Christmas I can remember. (But, in the words of my ever wise, encouraging brother, “Don’t worry, I’m sure you’ll have a worse Christmas than this one some other year!” :P)

But are you ready for this? That’s probably just what I needed. I needed to be reminded that Christmas is not about me. I needed to be reminded where my focus should be. I needed to be reminded that there is only one person we can put our hope into that will not lead to disappointment. (Romans 5:5 promises us that!)

I am hoping for four words right now. But I know that I’ve got to stop that. Because the only hope that will not lead to disappointment is hope in Jesus! And my hope in Him right now is that He’s got a plan, He’s already planing how this will bring glory to Him. And I know it will! 🙂 I am so thankful that Jesus was born (which I didn’t do a very good job of celebrating today) to die for ME so that I can have this hope! I can’t believe it, because I sure don’t deserve it.

I may not have gotten what I wanted for Christmas this year. (I got some really nice material things, which I am thankful for, but what I’m talking about is not a material item wrapped under the tree.) But I already got the ONLY thing I need. The BEST gift was born in a stable 2000 years ago and makes me smile every day!

“Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!” (2 Corinthians 9:15)

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