Christmas time is my favorite time of the year. I’ve always wondered why, but, I think I know now. You see, I spent my teen years in a home broken by divorce. Christmas always reminded me of a time when we were all together. Although we didn’t live in a mansion, we lived in a railroad car converted into a trailer home, we were together, it was home. And Christmas represents God sending His Son Jesus to bring us home. It reminds us all that no matter where we are at here on earth, be it a railroad car or a cave, when we are together with those who love us – it is home, where we are loved and cared for.
This song touches my heart with precious memories and I hope it will yours as well.
(Lord, I’m Coming Home by Day of Eternity, Hilgreen Press)
Your circumstances in life really don’t matter if you welcome the savior into them, it can be home. If you have wandered away, seeking false hopes or pleasures that left you empty, you can always turn around and head for home. Jesus will be waiting with arms of love open to you.
Don’t let guilt or shame keep you from the joy of Christmas at home. That little babe who came on Christmas became a man and He bore all your guilt and shame on a cross so that you could be free. It’s His Christmas gift to you. Don’t miss it.
May the true Joy of Christmas be yours this year.