Beads of Joy 12-25-09
Christmas - Jesus Christ is Born
©2009 James Dacey, Jr. SFO
Today is a very special day. For our Lord and Savior has been born in Bethlehem of Judea. "For today in the city of David a Savior has been born for you who is Messiah and Lord." Luke 2:11. The world shall never be the same again because of His birth. God has become man, so that through His birth and eventual death, we shall be redeemed. There is only one God who has ever walked the face of the earth, and His name is Jesus.
Many in this world have rejected Him, many refuse to believe in Him. Yet no matter has been said or done He can never and shall never ever be removed from our hearts. many kings and lords have ruled the earth, yet none have a mere spec of the magnificence that there is in Jesus. Before man ever existed Jesus always has been. Today we celebrate the birth of our Savior brought to us in human form so that we to, can embrace Him. We have been given a most splendid gift in Jesus. God's love for us is without measure. He does all He can to show us how much He truly loves us. "When God, in the beginning, created man, He made him subject to his own free choice." What a magnificent gift God has given us, our own free will.
Free will is indeed a magnificent gift, but if we make selfish choices or ones that offend God, then we no longer chose God. The choices we make can change the direction of our eternity. God's wisdom can not be measured, His power can not be contained - He is almighty, and He shall never direct us to sin. His love for us holds no bounds, He entrusts us with our free will to do what is good. Happy are we indeed who spends our lives dug in His word, surrounded by His children, and totally fixed on His image. Nothing in this world can ever give our lives, our hearts, and our souls the pleasure and satisfaction that Jesus alone gives us.
For today we must recognize the gift we have been given in Jesus. For it is through Jesus that our life eternal with Him begins. There is so much in scripture that encourages us, and that fills our hearts with such joy. Spend as much time as you can in His word to better get to know Him. Trust in the Holy Spirit to guide your heart. "For those who live according to the flesh are concerned with the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the spirit with the things of the spirit. The concerns of the flesh is death, but the concern of the spirit is life and peace." Romans 8:5-6. I highly recommend you read Romans 8:1-13 your heart will be filled with so much joy, you will not be able to contain it.
Merry Christmas everybody, on this most glorious day !
Your brother in Christ Jesus & His Most Blessed Mother,
Jim (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr SFO