“In the Stable” … 1 day until Christmas

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.” [29] 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. [30] 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.”