Saturday, December 24, 2011

Wake Up! It's "Baby Christmas!"

    • Shhh. It's Christmas Eve morning, and the babies are sleeping. 

      But  I literally jumped out of bed this morning thinking, "IT'S BABY CHRISTMAS! Everyone wake up! Babies: It's time to receive your gifts from your Nana who LOVES you!!" 

      But I didn't because the twins and their mom didn't get much sleep last night. No one, neither Crystal nor the babes, is ready to open  gifts yet. But I can hardly wait!

      So I was biding my time with a cup of coffee, thinking about the night Jesus was born, and how God was giving this wonderful gift, but the world wasn't ready for it. They were looking for a warrior king, but they received an impoverished infant. How anticlimactic could you get.

      Like a gift no one is exactly crazy about, he was set aside so that  people could  look for bigger and better things.

      I believe God used my anticipation this morning to say to me, "This is how I love you and the world! My heart beats wild with love for you; I have so many gifts to give you, but the main one is the Prince of Peace to fill your hearts and lives. Wake up! Wake up and receive your gifts from your Father who LOVES you!"

      I am awake! I am receiving! It is a celebration that  will never get old, even throughout eternity. "Joy to the World, the Lord is Come!"

      Now I leave you with this: Peace to you all, because the Prince of Peace has pierced the darkness of the world and the darkness of our hearts. He seemed to be merely a pinpoint of life in the universe on that night but was in reality the light by which millions see things every day! May his peace fill you today and every tomorrow.

      And believe it or not--and I promise this is true--as I type this sentence, I hear a little cry in the other room! They are awake! Let the celebration begin!


Mocha with Linda said...

Oh, I love this! There is nothing like a tiny baby at Christmas to give a whole new meaning to what the day is really about!


Debby@Just Breathe said...

Merry Christmas. Sounds like it is going to be a perfect day for you.
I miss your Random Dozen! All the best to you and yours in the New Year. God Bless.

Barbara said...

Happy Christmas Eve, Linda! I just wanted to let you know that your post today touched my heart. It is printing as I type this. It will be shared as a devotional tomorrow after our dinner. I'm so glad you're back.

God bless you and yours and may 2012 be filled with every good thing!


The Farbers said...

Yes! Amen! And Bravo! Preach it Sister.


Merry Christmas to you and yours. I loved this post. It was such a great reminder of what Christmas is all about. May your 2012 be filled with joy, love, and laughter.

~~Devita~~ said...

Om gosh, I am so excited when I read the last paragraph. They are awake!

Anyway, thank you for this post, you put the situation in the story where I really can imagine how pity we are to ask for a savior while He actually already come to this world but it is us who are not ready yet to meet Him.

So, let us all wake up and prepare our heart to greet Him.

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

The Bug said...

Lovely lovely :)

Debbie's L'Bri said...

Merry Christmas, How nice you have little ones to celebrate with.

Melanie said...

This is so good. The best gifts are those that are eternal.

Nanette said...

Love your post - what an great reminder of what Christmas really is.