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Celebrate His Birth

Christ in you, the hope of glory.  Colossians 1:27 NIV

Photo courtesy of pixabay.Christmas. That blessed time of year when we celebrate the birth of Jesus—Christ, Messiah, Redeemer, Emmanuel, Savior, Counselor, the Prince of Peace.

But it’s also an opportunity for us to celebrate our own re-birth, made possible by what Jesus did for us thirty-three and one-half years after His entrance into this world. It’s the perfect time to remember and reflect on His love and all the wonderful things He’s done in our lives.

In Jesus Calling, Sarah Young writes: “As you celebrate the wonder of my birth in Bethlehem, celebrate also your rebirth into eternal life. This everlasting gift was the sole purpose of my entering your sin-stained world. Receive my gift with awe and humility. Take time to explore the vast dimensions of my love. Allow thankfulness to flow freely from your heart in response to my glorious gift. ~ Jesus”

This year as you enjoy the music, twinkling lights, gifts, parties, and time with your friends and family, take a moment to be thankful for the gift of salvation and the promise of your eternal home in heaven.

May this be the merriest, most Jesus-filled Christmas ever.

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Andrea Merrell

Andrea Merrell is an award-winning author and professional freelance editor. She is an associate editor with Christian Devotions Ministries and was a finalist for the 2016 Editor of the Year Award at BRMCWC and the 2018 Excellence in Editing award by the Christian Editors Network. Andrea is a graduate of Christian Communicators and was a finalist in the 2015 USA Best Book Awards and the 2018 Selah Awards, as well as a semi-finalist in the 2018 ACFW Genesis contest. She has been published in numerous anthologies and online venues, teaches workshops on writing and editing, and is the co-founder and regular contributor to www.TheWriteEditing.com, a blog designed specifically for writers. Andrea is the author of Murder of a Manuscript, Praying for the Prodigal, and Marriage: Make It or Break It. Contact her at www.AndreaMerrell.com.