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The Day After

December 26, 2011

 

The day after Christmas. All the presents are unwrapped. The scrumptious food is eaten. The radio stops playing Christmas songs. People go back to work. The stores open early for after-Christmas sales. The silent night has turned into business as usual.

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It’s all over.

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But it wasn’t over for Mary and Joseph and Baby Jesus. It was just beginning. Mary was recovering from giving birth, resting against piles of straw. Joseph had yet to register. He now had to provide for his family of three. They would soon prepare for the journey back to their hometown.

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Jesus’ earthly life had just begun. He would nurse from his mother’s breast; soil his swaddled clothes; learn to crawl, then walk , then run. He would experience hunger, pain, and exhaustion, as well as discipline from his parents, taunting from other children, and rejection from those who didn’t accept him.

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It wasn’t over for a baby named Jesus. He was Emmanuel, God with us. God chose to be with us. The change He brought into the world wasn’t over in one silent night. It was just beginning.

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As you may be tempted to think Christmas is over … as the letdown of the holiday hype sets in … choose to continue rejoicing, celebrating, thanking Jesus for His birth and His life.

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Allow Jesus’ birth to impact you every day of the year—not only on Christmas morning. It wasn’t over for the Baby Jesus and His earthly parents. For them, the journey was just beginning.

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It can begin for you, too. If you’re on a journey with Jesus, continue it with renewed strength and love. If you haven’t started a personal relationship with Jesus, you can begin today.

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Although the Christmas celebrations are over, the celebration of CHRIST never has to end!

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. carrie permalink
    December 26, 2011 11:53 am

    Great reminder for us all…enjoy His life and life with Him in it!

  2. December 26, 2011 11:58 am

    good one 🙂

  3. December 26, 2011 4:15 pm

    Amen!! 🙂

  4. December 27, 2011 11:15 pm

    Very beautifully stated. Thank you for this amazing reminder that the gratitude for our greatest gift should be given every single day.

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