Christmas simply does not work on tradition or nostalgia alone. The joy comes from Jesus, and so does the love.
It is not too late to get Christmas right this year. It is not too late to join the Magi and follow the star. It is not too late to begin the journey home.
filtered through the lens of God’s spectacular initiative of love and grace in Jesus.
Think about it… could there be any better way to get our hearts ready for Advent and Christmas other than first filling them with gratitude?
We can’t make someone else love us. But we can choose to love others, and to love without reservation.
In 1962 I was a six-year-old English kid who’s attention seldom wandered far from the closest soccer ball. Then John Glenn climbed into a tin can strapped to the top of a massive rocket, and became the first American to orbit the earth. Since then he’s been one of my heroes.
This is the invitation of Christmas! Christmas is the invitation to not be afraid; it’s the invitation to trust; it’s the invitation to live!