…Christ is the Lord!Oh praise His name forever!His power and glory ever more proclaimed!…
‘Tis the season…the season to fall on our knees and hear the Angel voices… ‘Tis the season for reflection,re-introspection,re-callibration… ‘Tis the season that goes way beyond new clothes,fancy cars,vacations… ‘Tis the season of love and light.This is the time we sit back,celebrate,bond with friends and family and recount the gift God gave us unconditionally.
Who’ll start the bidding?… $100,$200… “Oh please give us something else…the real paintings…what is all this…you want us to bid on your sons’ painting?…ah you are wasting our precious time and money!”…
A father and son loved to collect precious works of art and they would hang them on a wall.One day the son went on a mission and while at it he lost his life trying to save another.The man who was saved did a painting of the son and took it to the father,who saw it and found it so beautiful to a point of tears.Years later the father passed on and these paintings were put on auction.The auctioneer decided to start with the painting of the son…No one offered a bid because they found it quite insignificant. The Gardener who worked for the father and son didn’t have much so he bid $10. “$10 on the table!… Who will offer $20…going once going twice?!…For $10,SOLD and the auction is now closed.To the disappointment of the crowd.
The auctioneer did not reveal that anyone who bid the highest on the painting of the son would receive all the fathers’ wealth and inheritance.The Gardener lost his only $10 but gained more than he bargained for.
I read this story and it just brought a lot to mind.We have got this season all wrong friends.This is not just another holiday slotted in the yearly calendar…This is Divine.This is a chance for you and I to set things right with God and man.This is the time to practice and experience LOVE and proclaim PEACE.
Above all,this season is meant to remind us that the Saviour of the world stooped so low for you and I.He was born in a manger!…of a poor family, with a carpenter as the bread winner.To add on top of this,he came from a town where ‘nothing good ever came from’ that’s Nazareth.
Christmas is Divine.
I mean wear his shoes for a second.Picture his entire life for a second and then picture where He came from…The Throne!My God!
Christmas is not any other holiday.This is The Holiday.This time of the year marked the beginning of the salvation Mission!This is the time friends!Reflect,re-introspect yourself and ask God to re-calibrate your life, work on your weaknesses and boost your strengths.
This is it friends!Question is are you willing to bid on the Son?or do you prefer the ‘monalissa’ paintings?
Choose.It’s your call.He is waiting.
I wish you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous and fulfilling 2019!
Oh Holy Night-Hillsong
Love is Christmas-Sara Bareilles
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