Wise Men Will Seek Him
Well, if you look it up, December 26th is known as Boxing Day in many countries. Although I could not find anywhere accurate information that explains why it is called Boxing Day (nothing to do with the sport of boxing), some guesses include the connection to the number of empty boxes left in your home after the holiday.
For most of us, we celebrated the birth of our Savior, an important celebration for Christians. We continue to be in awe of this whole event throughout the Christmas season The last day of Christmas is called the Feast of the Epiphany. It is observed by Christians to commemorate the visit of the Magi to the Christ child.
But now what?
As Martin Luther King asked in one of his sermons,“After we have proclaimed Peace on Earth and Good Will Toward Man will we go back home with our same old ways and our same thoughts? Or will our lives and thoughts be transformed, that men will be able to work together now that we have been with Christ?”
My devotional this morning (Jesus Calling) reminds us that He is the gift. When we are caught up in the preparation for Christmas we tend to smile more, be more generous, forgiving, and repentant. Jesus taught us that we should strive for this every day. He knows we are human. This will be hard some days. But He is the gift that keeps on giving even we do not feel worthy.
God loved us so much that He sent His Son to live among us and to eventually die FOR US! We just need to turn to Him asking for his guidance. Every day of the year.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from