Christmas Wishes

This Christmas I wish you …

Wonder. May your heart be captured again by the wonder of it all. By the wonder of the incarnation–the astounding and unimaginable reality that God became a man and dwelt among us.The reality of Emmanuel–God with us. May you be awestruck again by the wonder of a God who not only came–but of a God who never, ever, leaves.

And may wonder always lead you to worship.

This Christmas I wish you …

Peace. May the reality of His life in yours–and your life in His–give you an unshakable and unfathomable sense of peace in all circumstances. Peace that transcends your circumstances. Peace that passes understanding. Peace that endures.

And may peace clear your perspective and lead to perseverance.

This Christmas I wish you …

Rest. May you cease from all striving and take the the time to stop — to breathe — to savor each and every wondrous moment of the season. And may you also lay hold of the grace and strength to find rest even in the not-so-calm and not-so-wondrous moments. He is sufficient. His grace is sufficient. The weary still find rest in Him.

And may rest lead to the full and complete restoration of your soul. It is well.

This Christmas I wish you …

Hope. May your soul be anchored in the unfailing reality of His presence and His promises. He is near. He is for you. He is with you always. And even in those tender places where it has been especially difficult to hold on to hope, may you “against all hope, in hope, believe.”

And may hope bring the reality of heaven into your now.

This Christmas I wish you …

Love. His love. True love. Deep love. Abiding love. “And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”

And may Love lead you to life. Abundant life. Eternal life. The fullness of all He created you to be.

It’s why He came.

Merry Christmas!


8 thoughts on “Christmas Wishes

  1. Merry Christmas, darling girl! Wonder indeed … that’s been the word (The Word!) to ponder this season. He is a wonder and He is Wonder and He brings wonder. And it’s almost always so, so, so different from what we and I anticipate. And always threaded with love and rescue and come-to-me. Wonder-full, indeed. Love you, friend!

    1. Merry Christmas sweet Kathie! What a special little gift to hear from you this Christmas Eve! And I say “yes and amen” to your wonder-filled ponderings. He IS a wonder and so amazingly wonderful to us ❤ Love you!

  2. Merry Christmas to you, Cindy. May every blessing you have spoken come back to you ten fold in 2015. It has been quite the year for clinging to Him and all that He gives, wrapped in in Love and Grace for many of us. ❤

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