“Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger." Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.”
~ Luke 2:11-14
Merry Christmas, friends!
Today signals the end of Advent season - the end of the season of anticipation of the Messiah's appearance on earth. However, as Christians, we know there is more to the story. Christ will be returning to this earth again. So even as we celebrate this day of His birth, I look ahead - forward to the day of His next arrival.
“Be dressed for service and keep your lamps burning, as though you were waiting for your master to return from the wedding feast. Then you will be ready to open the door and let him in the moment he arrives and knocks. The servants who are ready and waiting for his return will be rewarded. I tell you the truth, he himself will seat them, put on an apron, and serve them as they sit and eat!"
Let's stoke those lamp fires today as we anticipate that reward. Blessings ~ Rachel