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Monday, December 15, 2014

Get Me Under the Tree on Time

“While they were there, the days were complete for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.” Luke 2: 6-7 (NIV)

He is coming soon! So is the day we celebrate His coming, His birthday – Christmas! They tell us, “Today is the last day to mail Christmas presents,” and have them arrive under the tree on time! Wow – is that all we think about during the Christmas Season? What we get? Or, is it what we give?

What do we get at Christmas? Do we get: anxiety, depression, stress, headaches, or maybe, fear of offending someone with the wrong present?

Or, do we get Christmas love, peace, forgiveness, joy, song, and eternal life?

Under the tree is where we bury our treasures! Put Christ’s Love under the tree this Christmas. It can’t be late. It can’t be the wrong size, color or style. One size – Large – does fit all. Wrap joy and love in the most valuable package you own – your heart – and give the golden treasure away this Christmas – in full measure, running over and with a song on your lips. Let us pray:

“Father of our Lord Jesus, the Christ, I bow before the manger of your son with joy and thanksgiving in my heart. You allowed Love to be born in all of our lives when he came - for those who are willing to receive your gift. Heaven truly did come down that night so long ago. May this be the Christmas when I accept your gift with no reservations or conditions. I lift up my eyes and see the star, announcing his birth. He lived in history; he was, and is, and will be evermore. I reach out my hand and rock the cradle of our Lord, knowing that he will grow to become the cradle of love and salvation. I praise you, Lord God, for all your gifts. Forgive me when I reject one of your blessings because it did not come when I ordered it, in the size or color I wanted. None of your gifts are ever wrong, or are ever delivered late under your tree of life. For this I thank you and praise you, in the name of your son Jesus, the Christmas child. Amen”
Merry Christmas! Say it as often as you can; as joyfully as you can, for ever as long as you can!
Doris Gaines Rapp
"God gives us stories that testify to His love. Let me tell you mine.”
Copyright 2014 Doris Gaines Rapp

Books by Doris Gaines Rapp
Christmas Feather, one of eight short stories in a wonderful collection titled, Christmases Past
News at Eleven (Glo Magazine Jan, Feb, March, and April 2015)
Length of Days – The Age of Silence
Escape from the Belfry
Smoke from Distant Fires
Hiawassee – Child of the Meadow
Length of Days – Beyond the Valley of the Keepers (January 2015)
News at Eleven – A Novel (April 2015)

Lincoln’s Christmas Mouse

Waiting for Jesus in a Can’t Wait World – Advent 2014
Prayer Therapy of Jesus

Promote Yourself

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