On the First Day of Christmas …

On the First Day of Christmas, Yahweh gave to us: Presence

On the first day of Christmas, Yahweh gave to us: Presence. Not P-R-E-S-E-N-T-S but Emmanuel, God with us, divinely present with our humanness. This is the very thing that we celebrate at Christmas – God coming to us as the baby Jesus. Stop and think what an amazing gift that is!

God chooses us and comes to us, where we are, to be in relationship with us and to be with us every moment of every day.

The birth of Jesus to Mary and Joseph is the ultimate gift that changed everything! And when we choose to follow Jesus, living as he teaches us to live, we are changed and transformed as we journey this life with the awareness of God’s presence.

Our worldview shifts as we continuously learn to see everyone and everything as Jesus sees it, through eyes of love and compassion. We become a part of the answer to the words we pray – God’s will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

So, on this first day of Christmas, focus on the presence of God with you in all that you do. See Jesus in everyone you encounter today. And may God’s peace be always with you, my friends.

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