Christmas is rapidly approaching and as I was busy making my list and checking it twice, I suddenly realized I keep increasing my list. Christmas has always been my favorite time throughout the year, and I’ve been known to put up our Christmas tree in August.
When I was a little girl, my present was a stocking with fruit in it, and my uncle John consistently brought me a box of Lifesaver candy. The girls in my class would be talking about their new dolls, which seemed unusual to me. When your loved your not always aware of the material things, I was loved and with that love came the stocking and candy. To me that was what Christmas was all about.
Over the last couple weeks, I have been watching Christmas movies, and my favorite movie is an old one called, “It Happened on 5th Ave,” It has so much love and character in it, if you haven’t seen it, you should put it on your must watch list. Many of the new Christmas movies could easily be shown on Valentine’s day, with people seeking unconditional love, acceptance, and that one special gift. Isn’t that what we all want.
I want you to know that no matter what you are going through at this time of the year, You are Loved. Not only loved but immensely loved and accepted 24/7 by God! God values you, and He says to you, that you are His masterpiece, His dwelling. As we have received Jesus and His special gift to us, in return, we become His special gift. A child born of love from above. He will never let go of you or relax His hold on you. For God wraps His arms around you in His Love. God is Love and Love is all He gives you. He is there with you to encourage you and lift you up in who you really are in Him. Totally, and absolutely loved!
Our prayer from all of us at Grace Without Measure, to you, is that you may know the love of Christ, which passes human knowledge. That you would be filled to overflowing with all the fullness of God. To be persuaded that God your Father who loves you immensely is able to do exceedingly above all your wildest dreams, and above all you could ever ask or think for it is His extreme love at work in you that demonstrates His great Love, He has for you. Receive this love and you will receive the greatest the most special gift. It is His full acceptance and unconditional love for you!
May His love, grace and peace be multiplied to you, this Christmas season
Sue & Evan