How can it be that a baby born in a stable in Bethlehem so many years ago can change everything so radically & completely?
Who would have imagined that God's son would be born from a lineage that included a prostitute and an adulterer?
How amazing is it that our King leads by serving?
How fantastic is it that Christ can radically rewire our selfish hearts and minds and help us love one another sacrificially?
And how perfect is it that it's all about what Christ has done (and not about our actions)?
These are reasons to celebrate. He is where my heart and mind needs to dwell instead of the endless to-do lists, holiday scheduling and gift buying, and trying to figure out how the holidays can feel more relaxed and not so rushed/over-planned.
p.s. I'm thankful for my friend Beth and the calling she and her husband are pursuing. It's cool to watch people so clearly live out the Lord's plan for their lives.