December 12th by Linda Tackes
He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David and he shall reign over the house of Jacob forever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.
Preparing for Christmas in our house looks much the same each year. We have family traditions that we partake in to set our hearts and minds in the Christmas spirit. So, what happens when those traditions stop by ways of a loved one moving away or broken relationships or even death? These kinds of changes can put one’s mind in darkness which does not make us feel the festive spirit. In Luke 1:32-33 we are told that God the Father will send a Savior to redeem us. This is a Christmas blessing that we can count on all year long. Jesus gives us salvation, a life ever after. If darkness enters this Christmas season, be ready to remember that many centuries ago a babe lying in a manger was sent for us to lift the darkness. As we celebrate on Christmas Eve by singing “O Come Let Us Adore Him,” we can reflect on our blessings and our victories over darkness.