Daily Delight

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas time is one of my favorite times of year, as it is for many people. I love celebrating Jesus' birth with family, as well as the gift giving, the jammies, the Christmas music—all of it. But when December 26th rolls around, my mind immediately enters "get ready for the new year" mode. I get out my planner, my cute notepads, and I excitedly write down my goals for the next year. The thoughts of Jesus' birth are replaced with thoughts of a fresh start and new resolutions. It's just a good feeling to have a written plan for our new goals, isn't it? However, if you're like me, the next Christmas comes, and you realize that you haven't thought about Jesus' birth all year.

What if, instead of Christmas being the only time we celebrate Jesus' birth, we celebrate it all year long?
When December 26th is here, I don't want to pack up the excitement of our Savior coming to the world with the ornaments and put them in storage until next year. I want to celebrate Him all year long. Then, when Christmas comes around, it is an abundant amount of celebrating, but it's not the only time I celebrate. Maybe you already are doing this! If so, I'm inspired by you and want to see that in my own life. 

"The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth." -John 1:14 (ESV). 

Jesus Christ, the Son of God, came to dwell with us in order to save us! This is something worth rejoicing over all year long, not just for one month! What an amazing God our Father is to send His Son to us, and what He did in our place deserves our praise every single day. Will you join me? Will you commit with me to praise God for Jesus' birth every day? Let's make this verse our top New Year's resolution: "I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth" (Psalm 34:1,ESV).

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About the Author

Krista Leicy

Krista is a 22 year old newlywed who loves Jesus, coffee, and her puppies. She loves relaxing with her husband, spending time with her family, and going on coffee dates with her closest friends. She has a passion for writing and hopes to someday write and publish women's devotional and books!


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