I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas week and Christmas day, with family, friends, and plenty of good food.
I hope you also enjoy spiritual fulfillment. We rejoice in the birth of Jesus. But think of the cost of this birth to God. Revelation 12:1-5 pictures the birth of Jesus as a cosmic battle between good and evil. It was God's way of rescuing mankind from the power of the evil one.
So while we are enjoying this day, remember that it is more than a day off, it is more than a family day (although that is a great blessing of it as well!), it is a day to remember our great salvation.
We have tidings of great joy because God chose to rescue us through Jesus. And it began with the birth of a baby.
So, as you are enjoying a great day, remember to pause and say, "Unto us a savior is born. Thanks, God."
Thanks to Marci Bruno of Pretty As A Picture for these great photographs.