And you will recognize Him by this sign: You will find a Baby wrapped snugly in strips of cloth, lying in a manger.”
Good Morning My Jesus,
It’s here! The morning we celebrate Your arrival into this world, the day heaven and earth met. What a journey You took, all for me, to be able to be with You this morning. You gave up Your throne for a manager, Your mighty power to be a dependent baby, Your glory to be common. I really can’t understand the completeness of Your love, but I can take joy in being with You this day.
I must confess, LORD, that trying to imagine You laying in a manager, a small confined place, is very hard to do. You, who created the Universe and this world with just words, compacted down to fit in a feed box, that alone is a miracle.
What I realize this morning, is that I still have You in a box. You have given me so many gifts and yet, I leave them unopened. I guess I may be afraid of what might be in that box. If I open it, there might be a change in my life and I won’t know what to do about it. I am so unsure, Jesus, please help me to open Your gift to me this year.
When I think that You once fit in that feeding box, but You grew out of it, helps me to have courage to let You out of my box. You’re not going to jump out and be a huge ‘genie’. You will meet me where I’m at, in that small manager, You will take me by the hand and lift me out and help me to grow. I want to remember, Jesus, that You created that manager to be a starting point for our relationship together. But, You never intend for it to stay that small, You have the desire for our relationship to grow, beyond the manager I keep it in.
As I celebrate the day of Your new life in this world, Jesus, I want to give my life to You again, to rededicate my love for You, to open the box and enjoy the development of Your gift. I no longer want to be afraid of where You will take me, the changes You will ask, the adventure of living with You. I love You beyond all my words, Jesus!