The light of the world is upon us here in Montana this morning. For those of you who follow my blog, you may be asking, ‘Montana? I thought you were from Minnesota, Rolling Blogger?’ I am, but we are at the foothills of the Judith Mountains in the geographical center of Montana for Christmas with my in-laws.
I fell asleep about midnight last night and I awoke at 8a.m. and it was still dark out. My mind flooded with thoughts of that first Christmas morning with Jesus in the manger. Darkness all around them. Some people didn’t want Jesus to survive. They wanted to snuff out the light.
Still, others brought Him gifts. Gold, Frankensense and Myrrh. A wonderful bounty to behold, I am sure. But even today we must remember, the true gift of Christmas was ‘For God so loved the world, that He wrapped His Son in human flesh and sent Him to Earth.’ God did this because seeing is believing. Faith believes in the words of those who have seen and tell of the truth even when they haven’t seen it themselves.
Today, my heart is over-filled with love for my family and all humanity. That is the true bounty of this season and what we should strive for every single day of our lives.