Christmas makes the world's economies go round. Early on, it was amazing to hear news on Bloomberg, how plans were being made for orders to fill demand this time of the year when the world give gifts in honor of Christ's birth. Indeed, it is a culmination with physical and spiritual implications. And this year more than ever it gives meaning to the survival of many businesses. Even many atheists unknowingly put their hope on this celebration of the Savior-- hoping their stocks and/ or its subsidiaries does well on the check-out registers. Even great and mighty nations hold their breath, hoping against hope for a great celebration of Christmas. Only God can do such a thing.
It is incredible how Christ's birth parallels the hope it gives for the soul of each man. How Christ is perceived and truly celebrated also means survival of the soul when this world is no more. Christ saves. God knows we are not just men but also spirit and I believe he gives us lessons of the physical and spiritual as well of now and tomorrow all wrapped up in the birth of his Son. Christmas gives a taste of joy now and joy to come forever eternally--when his gift is accepted returned with our only gift worth giving. And it's certainly not money, nor gold , nor fame as none of that matters to the maker of Heaven and Earth.
But when we give what we have--what does He give us? An inheritance in heaven, no man can take away and sins forgiven and life with meaning in the eyes of him from whom all blessings flow.
The whole world has been searching for it...if you don't know... Him...today is a great day to embark on that journey. And you will find you will never walk alone...But for the grace of God--it makes all the difference! Trust him after all he gave his "all" for you. Merry Christmas.
But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
1 Corinthians 2:8-10
Enjoy the musical celebration--some favorites--the first written in 1872 by Christina Georgina Rosetti
Kathy Mattea sings "Mary Did You Know?"
Listen to more from Celtic Woman and wonder what heaven sounds like...Merry Christmas!!! God loves you!!!