“…When This Special Child Is Born”

jesus is born

by Dona Hake

As I have spent time with my loved ones over the past few days my heart was touched with such an appreciation of their lives and their love for me.  As I did shopping for my loved ones and other special people I would try to think about what they liked or needed and tried to purchase the perfect gift.  I loved watching the joy and anticipation in people’s eyes as they opened  their gift!  I had especially loved watched the joy and expressions on our granddaughter’s faces as they were overjoyed as they unwrapped presents.

I am reminded today the the most precious gift of all that I ever received in my life did not come in a pretty box with a bow on top.   He came into my heart as a result of my choosing to receive this perfect Gift.   A long time ago our Heavenly Father knew exactly what we needed.  He planned His gift and He gave it in a way that was just as it was prophesied in the book of Isaiah.  His Son Jesus would come by way of the miraculous and He would demonstrate His love for us as He lived and died for us.

Isaiah 9:6 (ERV)
“This will happen when the special child is born.

God will give us a son who will be responsible for

leading the people. His name will be “Wonderful Counselor,

Powerful God, Father Who Lives Forever, Prince of Peace.”

I pray that this is a day of blessing as you spend time with the people you love and celebrate the One who lives forever !