My home was full of people, my living room was full of gifts, and my stomach was full of food!
So, why did I feel so EMPTY?
One Christmas I found myself asking these questions. I hated feeling so depleted, so I opened my Bible and asked God to show me what was wrong.
As I read the story of Christ’ birth where it describes Mary covering Jesus in cloths and placing Him in the manger, I imagined Mary wrapping the “gift” of God’s Son. God used that image to show me that in the midst of all of our family’s holiday activities, I had forgotten to unwrap the most important gift of all – the gift of God’s presence.
Just like that first Christmas, God offers the same gift today – His presence and His peace.
Merry Christmas from our family to yours!