A Magical Season indeed

As a little boy I remember coming home from church on Christmas Eve night claiming I saw one star in the sky shining especially brighter than the others that evening.  My parents would humor me as parents often do their children in such cases. But as a youngster I so wanted to see and experience what those wise men did so many years ago as they journeyed on their arduous trek to see the Christ child.  There is a certain wonderment about this special holiday and while one doesn’t have to resort to fanciful beliefs in some mystical jolly figure or conjur up in their minds a special star it is very real the “magic” about Christmas !

The “magic” is that the very One these wise men sought and eventually saw is that still today we too can experience the Christ ! “. . .behold, wise men came from the east to Jerusalem, saying ‘Where is He that is born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the east and have come to worship Him.” (Matt.2:1-2).  If you are truly saved, do you remember the special evidences when you were born again?  Peace is one evidence, and a thirst for spiritual things another, perhaps you took God’s name in vain before  your were saved, after it bothered you to hear someone curse His name !  There are other signs one has truly been saved but they all mean you know Him, that same One who graced a manger over two millennia ago !!  Isn’t that truly magical when you think about it?   You have something very special to celebrate about Christmas because you are in Him and He is  in you !  There will never be a greater gift to you than Him, share Him with someone this  magical season !!

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