Friday, December 18, 2015
“But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart.” Luke 2:19(ESV)
Christmas is full of precious moments with family and friends. Whether it’s gathering around the family table or experiencing a family tradition, Christmas provides a host of opportunities to create memories that last a lifetime. However, we must be careful not to miss the golden moments. We can easily get caught up in the business of life and the season that we fail to take time to slow down and cherish each moment with our loved ones. Mary was very intent on soaking up every moment with Jesus, treasuring everything that was taking place surrounding His birth. I want to challenge us to do the same thing this Christmas.
Points to Ponder:
Make time to be present with our loved ones, appreciate the blessings of God in our lives, and allow Jesus to be at the forefront of everything we do. May we live in the moment because each one has purpose, and each one is a gift from God.
God, thank You for every blessing. Help me to take nothing for granted. Open my eyes to what matters most. Help me to cherish every moment with my family and friends. Restore order in my life as I put first things first. Thank You for each and every moment as every breath is a gift from You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.