Thursday, December 22, 2016
"Caught Up In Him" - 12/22/16 - 2 Timothy 1-4
"When the going gets rough, take it on the chin with the rest of us, the way Jesus did.
A soldier on duty doesn’t get caught up in making deals at the marketplace.
He concentrates on carrying out orders." (2:2)
I love these verses - particularly the part about not getting "caught up in making deals at the marketplace".
The marketplace - it hasn't a care about Christ birth, how much debt you will be accumulating, how empty you'll feel the moment after all the unwrapping has passed.
There is only one gift which is able to cause you to feel like celebrating every moment - no matter the circumstances -
for the rest of your life.
It is the gift of our Savior.
It is a gift paid in full.
How many are on your Christmas gift list to give the True Gift of Life?
I am praying we don't get caught up in the world's way of celebrating.
I am praying we will "concentrate on carrying out orders" - ABBA's orders.
May we all be a deliverer to those who need The True Gift of Christmas.
Each and every day - as we live - not just at Christmas time.