The breathless anticipation of Christmas morning keeps children from falling asleep the night before. They just can't wait to wake up and find presents under the tree! Once they find their name on a gift, they can't wait to open it. At last, they tear off the ribbons and wrapping and find out what's in the box.
It's then that words fail them. A little dance or jumping in the air or uncontrollable giggles might begin to express their happiness. And yet, it is indescribable.
This is the joy that characterizes Paul as he remembers God's indescribable gift of our Savior. How thankful he is that God would give such an extravagant and beyond description gift to save mankind from their sins. This is the most generous gift of all time. It's a gift that's undeserved and could never be paid back.
When words fail, let us pray that same prayer . . . thank you, Lord. And then may God help us find the words--and the boldness--to proclaim to the world that Jesus Christ is born.
But He is not only to be celebrated for coming to earth one Christmas morn long ago, but also for being born anew in our hearts. This rebirth has made all the difference in my life and I pray it has touched yours as well. If you do not know Jesus as Savior, I pray that this Christmas becomes the merriest of Christmases for you as you invite Him into your heart.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!