Tomorrow is Christmas Day.
Growing up I remember pressing my face against the bedroom window on Christmas Eve wondering if that flashing light in the sky was a Jet Aircraft (which it was about 99% of the time) or a magical sleigh doing the impossible. How could one man do all of that gift-bringing across the globe in just a few hours? To a 7 year old the physics of it didn’t matter, as long as I was remembered and received my “nice list” reward.
The 60 year old mind is quite different 53 years later. But, the question remains: How could ONE MAN do all of that gift-bringing across the globe in just a few hours?
John 19:28-30, After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfill the Scripture), “I thirst.”  A jar full of sour wine stood there, so they put a sponge full of the sour wine on a hyssop branch and held it to his mouth.  When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.
- One baby, born in a manger.
- One child, teaching in the temple.
- One man, turning water into wine.
- One carpenter, building a Kingdom.
- One friend, calling me to follow.
- One prisoner, wearing a crown of thorns.
- One Savior, declaring “It is finished.”
Tomorrow we celebrate the One who matters most, our Lord Jesus, the Christ.
Prayer: “Dear God, tomorrow is a great day, celebrating a great love, and the greatest of gifts. This Christmas Eve we ask You to point us to that One Man who is our everything. In his name we pray, amen.”