Proverbs 8:34 – Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors. (NKJV)
Decorations are put away. The tree has been recycled. There are no more presents to open. I feel like a balloon that is losing air and slowly wilting away. The fun and laughter of sharing with family and friends is over, and all is back to normal. But wait! What is normal?
Take a minute and remember why we celebrated. Remember the Babe whom we welcomed once again into our hearts: Jesus, the Son of God, born of a virgin, fulfilling prophecies. He does not fade into the background, only to be brought to mind again at Easter.
There are no Christmas blues for the child of God — only excitement and anticipation of the future and of knowing the Lord more intimately. Our Christmas celebration may be over, but ahead is a new year of adventure, walking with the Prince of Peace.
Friends, during this new year, may our "new normal" be daily watching at His gates, listening for our Lord to speak through His Word, and every day celebrating new life in Him. Let us take time to worship and treasure every opportunity that He gives us to draw Him closer to our hearts, feeding on the manna from heaven, the Word of God.
2 Peter 3:18a – Grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. (NKJV)
Prayer: Father God, thank You that we can celebrate Your love, goodness, and mercy all year long. Amen.
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