I wish you a very Merry Christmas! How exciting to be able to
send a message on the actual day commemorating the birth of our Saviour. I pray that your day is blessed from sunup to sundown with family, friends, and peaceful sharing as you build tomorrow’s memories.
God sent a little Christmas angel this week and I want to share her gift with
you. As I was seated at a local diner a large family was already eating a few tables from me. At the head of the table in her high chair
sat the most angelic little girl no more than two years old dressed in a gold
glittery tunic (really looked angelic!). Partway through the meal she stopped eating, folded her hands and bowed her head. When no one else at the table followed her lead she softly said, “grace.” Not to be deterred when the others continued to talk she said again, “grace.” Her little hands remained folded as she softly said, “grace” a third time. Finally, her family looked over and her dad gently said, “We’ve already said grace two times.”
He could see the determination in her little face as she kept her hands
folded. Slowly, each person put down their forks and folded their hands in thanksgiving just one more time.
I was so touched by the fact that her family had taught her at such a young age to be thankful to the Lord for His bounty. I was even more touched that such a small child was so filled with thankfulness half way through her meal that she felt the need to stop and thank God one more time for His grace.
Her name was Nina. One of the translations for Nina is ‘little
girl.’ Jesus said, “Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me.” (Matthew 18:4-5). In verse 3 He says, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.”
Let us look for opportunities in the coming year to be like Nina and live with a thankful heart (and it is always a heart issue) always witnessing the Lord’s grace with childlike simplicity. God bless you mightily this Christmas day and all the days to come. Thank you for your faithful commitment to pray. Glory to God in the Highest and Peace to His people on earth!!! Merry Christmas.
“For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6)