Posted by: Larry Hoekman | December 15, 2016

Christmas — Be as Children!

Day 2613: Away from realistic computer access for the extended weekend, so a few reposts of Christmas past!

Scripture: Jesus said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”  Matthew 18:3  

Thoughts/questions: We’ve all either been this person or have seen them in action like my grandkids at Christmas – so excited to open their Christmas presents they can’t sleep well the night before and then attack those packages to see their gifts!

God gives us gifts EVERY day and Jesus taught us to become like children. So put those together and each morning we should wake up from expectant sleep and eagerly await the gifts God has in store for us that day!

Daily we receive mercy – not getting what we deserve; Grace – getting much more than we do deserve; Love – unconditional and accepting; The Fruit of the Spirit – love, joy peace, patience, goodness, kindness, gentleness, faithfulness,and self-control; God’s presence – unbelievable; Forgiveness – without which, big trouble; Strength to face the daily challenges – much needed! AND so many more including LIFE itself!!!

Let’s all become like children at Christmas!!!

Suggested prayer: Father God, may I become like a child and relish all of Your gifts . . . 


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