You Thief!

John 10:10 (NLT)
The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill
and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.
How’s your stress
level?  Mine is nuts!  For some reason a few days ago I woke up in a
panic.  My ‘Trust God’ mantra went out
the window and I’m unable to calm myself. 
I’m trying to breathe deeply, set priorities and maintain
perspective.  Yet my snippy voice reveals
my heart.  The fact is, there is a lot to
do.  I’m hoping some Scripture and
writing will re-center me.
I wrote those words
before turning to today’s Scripture from Biblegateway.com.  That thief! 
Satan is stealing our holiday!  His
purpose is to destroy the meaning of Christmas.
Let’s not let that
happen.  Let’s think about this beautiful holiday. 
What do we celebrate in Christmas? 
Yes, a baby’s birth.  But what
does that mean? 
God set aside His glory and
entered our world as a helpless infant. 
He became vulnerable, humble and powerless.  God experienced humanity.  Love came down from heaven.  Why would God do that?
I would love to hear
your thoughts so all of us can remember why we celebrate this special baby’s
birth.

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