The Birth of The Christ

As I am pondering this morning the birth of Jesus, I am reminded He represents the Truth and appears to us in a childlike form, unlike the allegory of Adam and Eve who appear as adults.  Then, I begin to think about the qualities of God’s child which are loving, forgiving, resilient, expecting Good, humility and on and on and on.  Luke 2:40 reads “And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him.”  There is definitely a difference in “childlikeness” and “childishness” and that verse certainly points that out.

Today I will be conscious and alert to my thoughts and celebrate this birth reverently rather than get caught up in gift-giving, decorating and partying.  There is nothing wrong with any of this but we need to stay cognizant of the real celebration here.

Christmas-Caddo Morning

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Hatred and Resentment Chief Obstacles

Today it has been brought to my attention that the above can certainly burden one while darkening thoughts.  It is so seductive to entertain ugly thoughts but then where does it leave us?  Right then, right there Christ, Truth is and all we need to do is question this thought to see if that is what God is seeing.  Luke 6:42 states, ” Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye?  Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pullout the mote that is in the brother’s eye.”  We can surely not have dark thoughts and still have room for the birth of the Christ in our thinking.  They cannot co-exist.

This season my focus will be on the Christ!

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