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42 Days Until Christmas!

I am currently listening to the hymn, “I stand amazed in the presence.” It is a wonderful hymn that some sing really fast, some sing really slow, but the meaning is unchanging. It says, “I stand amazed in the presence of Jesus the Nazarene, And wonder how he could love me, a sinner condemned, unclean. How marvelous! How wonderful! And my song shall ever be: How marvelous! How wonderful! Is my Savior’s love for me!”


The love of Jesus was first, physically made clear to us when He followed God’s plan to be born as a baby and live on Earth. That first Christmas was less than ideal, it was tough. That first Christmas had problems. There was physical stress, emotional stress, relational stress, political stress, financial stress, and that doesn’t touch on it all.


Yet, that first Christmas, God’s love showed through.


Where are you today? Are you standing, amazed in the presence of Jesus? Maybe this Christmas season it’s time to be amazed again. Maybe it’s time to remember the amazing grace of Jesus that first came to us when He was born. Today, my prayer for you is to be amazed in the presence of Jesus.


Luke 2:11, “On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him.” The toddler king did not disappoint the wise men. They were amazed by him.


Be amazed by Jesus.


Merry Christmas!




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