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Past experience tells me no. I'll get all caught up in perfectionism and agonize over whether I bought the right presents and should I have done more?
I long for this year to be different. Let me rest in I did my best. Let me instead think of the wonder of a new baby.
A new baby that somehow embodies the very spirit of the Creator of the Universe, yet was like any other human baby. A new baby who was here on a mission.
The baby sleeping so blissfully in that manger would one day be nailed to a cross in punishment for every wrong that you and I have ever done. He would do it willingly and then offer a free pass to me for eternal life if I would just give up my sin and accept it and believe in Him.
It's really mind-boggling when you think of it. I deserve justice but because of that new baby, I'm offered mercy.
And that's what is on my heart this morning. What's on yours?
I'm linking today over at Small Wonder. You would love it there!