I’M SO EXCITED!!!!

Could you tell?  😀

I’m SO excited for tomorrow—and Sunday, for that matter.

I worked about 6 hours today, then hightailed it over to church to make sure I knew what I was doing for the Christmas Eve service.

It went well. I was pretty happy. Nothing went wrong on my end!! 🙂

Haha. Yeah.

Anyway.

Service went well.

We’ve just finished eating supper (ham balls (which are actually beef, pork, and ham), potatoes, baked corn, & lefse), and now we’re all hangin’ out.

Tonight, something in PD’s reflection (short “sermon”) struck me.

He asked the question “What’s your response?”

As in, our repsonse to the manger and Jesus.

Is it rejection, like King Herod?

Is it worship, like the magi?

Is it witness, like the shepherds?

Think about that for a second.

Do you, like King Herod, harbor anger towards Christ? Do you reject His coming to Earth?

Do you, like the magi, “travel so far” to bring Christ the gifts and worship that He deserves?

Do you, like the shepherds (who were outcasts, not even allowed in the temple), run out and tell whoever will listen of the great gift God has given, His Only Son?

Manger scene!

(Click for source.)

Just let that soak in this evening and tomorrow as you spend time with friends and family and food, celebrating that night 2000 years ago when our Savior entered the world, a tiny baby, wrapped in [death clothes], and was given [gifts] that signified His place in this world.

He did that for you.

He did that for me.

He was the only One Who could.

That is what Christmas is all about—Jesus, coming as a baby to later die for humanity.

Christ by highest Heaven adored, Christ the everlasting Lord. Late in time behold Him come, offspring of a virgin’s womb. Veiled in flesh the Godhead see; hail the incarnate deity. Pleased with man as man to dwell, Jesus, our Emmanuel. Hark! The herald angles sing, “Glory to the Newborn King!”

~~Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

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