Another Christmas has come and gone. Wrapping paper has been tossed in the trash or used as fuel in the fireplace. Leftovers have been wrapped up and refrigerated for the next meal or frozen for the next family gathering. Loved ones have been put in planes, or as in the case of my husband and daughter, our "land yacht" (aka my station wagon) and sent back home. And many of us are left asking, "Is that all there is?"
Thankfully, Christmas is only the beginning of the story. Jesus, whose birthday we celebrate, still lives in the hearts of those who follow him. His birth was just the beginning of an amazing story of love, miracles, healing, and sacrifice. His death on Calvary's cross was not the end of his story. His resurrection is living proof that there is more yet to come!
If you feel let down now that the hoidays are over, look up! Christ, who is seated with God in heaven, is eager to enter the hearts of all humankind, walk beside us as we journey through this life, and usher us into his kingdom where we will have lasting fellowship with him. In the meantime, we can experience the expectation of Christmas each and every day by living our lives surrendered to his will, standing on the promises of his Word, and walking in the power of his Holy Spirit.
Copyright © 2014 by Dee Dee Wike. All rights reserved. www.deedeewike.com
Thank you for visiting my blog! You are encouraged to post a comment and share this blog with a friend. By sharing, you are helping to encourage others with the truth of God's Word!