[bl]J[/bl]esus can’t be born in you and you stay the same. He changes everything. Your life must respond to his presence. He no longer only dwells within you – growing and expanding your life – now he’s delivered unto you a life to give to others. This is you living differently. This is you thinking of others before you think of yourself. This is you compassionate about the people God loves. This is you concerned for injustice. This is you loving through grace-filled eyes. This is you hopeful for redemption. This is you taking love risks. You, open for the giving and receiving of life.
The life of Jesus was never for his family. Never for his earthly parents. Never for the selfish church. Never for those who would hold him and never share. Jesus was born unto the world. He existed for a purpose greater than human eyes could fathom.
As you experience Christmas in your home — as you witness God being born into you and your family this year, commit to the transformation process that follows. The shaping from within. The grieving of what was. The hoping for what will be. And the challenge of your life exiting for the purpose of others.
His life will make you new! Proclaim to the heavens your readiness for the Christ to deliver his goodness through you.
This is how Christmas is celebrated throughout the year: People giving to others the life that was given to them.