A Christmas Prayer

We have had some Christmas fun already and much more is to come starting bright and early tomorrow morning. Our daughter excitedly awaits. I know she wants to see what is placed for her under the Christmas tree, but I hope she will always remember the most important part of the Christmas season. It is not the gifts, things are so temporary, I pray I can show her that this time is so much more. A time of giving, not just gifts but love. It is a time to celebrate the birth of Jesus... the birth of our Savior that gave us so much more than we deserve. I am not a big fan of gifts. Sure I like to get some little things to see the delight in another person's eyes, but most of all I like time together, laughter, just being close to those I love and doing things together we enjoy. I pray that my daughter will always know what is the most important in life... it isn't the material things. I pray that her amazing faith will continue to grow and that she will never hide it and that she will celebrate Jesus this holiday season and every day to come.
A friend of mine contacted me a few days ago and told me her two year old daughter was just diagnosed with stage 3 or 4 cancer. That kind of news just makes you want to grab your loved ones even closer and let them know how much you love them. Life on earth is short. I pray God will heal my friends sweet girl; He is so much bigger than any sickness/disease. I pray that all those struggling with health issues will ask God for help and He will guide them to becoming restored and renewed in both body and mind.
Jesus lived the perfect life that no one else could. He paid the price for all our sin and left the Holy Spirit to dwell inside of us. So much is possible within each and every one of us. How will you impact the world in 2015? I pray it will be for the good. I pray that I can do something that will make God proud. I pray that we will all be open to God working in and through us. What is to come is a mystery but with God I believe life can only get better.

Merry Christmas Family & Friends!


Christie Cottage said...

A beautiful post! Thank you!

Yes, it is not about the gifts, it is about celebrating the borth of our Lord and Savior.

My Christmas post:


Merry Christmas!

Jodi Ulschmid said...

Thank you! :)
I hope you are having a wonderful Christmas!