So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.
Luke 2:16-20 (NIV)
The book of Luke goes on to talk about (Ch.11) giving good gifts and if we as imperfect people love to give good things to our children, then how much more does God? No matter what we have been told or believe; God is love and He loves to give good things. Christmas is truly about promises fulfilled, when love came to earth and the greatest gift was given.
I pray this season you are surrounded by such love and that your time is filled with peace, joy and invaluable gifts.
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