As we prepare our hearts for Christmas, we, too, can be hopeful and waiting. We can wait for the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ and we can be confident that we will experience God's gifts in our lives. One of God's gifts is ready and waiting for us. We do not have to wait to open it! God has provided us with a path to salvation - forgiveness and redemption through His Son's birth, death, and resurrection. We shouldn't allow all of our preparations for earthly celebrations and gifts to obscure the true purpose of Advent and Christmas. Our gift was given to us over 2000 years ago. It is waiting for us to accept it and to share it!
We can be hopeful and waiting for the celebration of Christ's birth, but we don't have to wait to open and accept the His gift of Salvation!
Thank You for all of the gifts and blessings You have provided in my life, especially for the gift of Your Son, Jesus Christ. Help me to share Him with others. In His name I pray, amen.