December 16 – Wrapped in His Love
Last night, my hubby and I sat down to wrap some of our gifts. Usually, it’s kind of a grumpfest, but this year was actually pretty nice. We sat and talked while we wrapped. I tied bows, while he updated our spreadsheet, double and triple checking each gift and recipient (I married an “organized professional”). It was just a really sweet time spent with him.
Once he went up to bed (I’m the night owl of this house), I started thinking about today’s post, and, having just wrapped gifts for people that I love, the concept of “being wrapped” rolled around in my head. I thought, “Isn’t it so good to be wrapped in His love?” I started thinking about all of the people in the world that are missing out on His love, His care, especially at Christmas.
Maybe they are completely unaware of His existence and they pursue various means of feeling worth and value. Maybe they know of Him, but have no relationship with Him. They go through the motions of church and prayer, but their heart is missing that deeper connection. Maybe they know Him, but they’ve abandoned Him, and don’t know how to turn their story back around.
I started thinking of all of these people out there in the world, and my heart hurt for them. And while they may be completely happy, have-it-all-together people, to not know what it feels like to live wrapped in the arms of the Father, I felt a pang of sadness for them. It was a case of “If they only knew…”.
How awesome it is to live knowing Him. We wake up every morning, and regardless of our moods, or what the day holds, we are held. As we go about our way, working, visiting, reading, breathing, He is holding us. As we lay ourselves and our children down to sleep…He is holding us, loving and caring for us in a way that only a perfect Father could.
I am so thankful for His love. I am so thankful for His concern for me. I’m so grateful that I can walk through my life with an advocate, a guide, and a God who calls me “child.”
He gave His Jesus so that each of us could join the family. And furthermore, Jesus isn’t just a “ticket” into the Kingdom. Jesus is our brother who, through His life and death, said to all mankind, “This is for you.”
You are loved that much.
Klover House Christmas:
Are you on a tight budget this Christmas? Do you enjoy festive gift wrapping but not the time and energy it takes to create perfect bows? Join me tomorrow morning on Facebook Live, where I’ll be taking just a few minutes to show you the simple and inexpensive ways that I chose to wrap gifts this year. It doesn’t get much quicker or easier! I’ll also show you all a cute and creative craft project that I did recently with my daughters using some of the same supplies. They loved it!
I’ll be adding pictures of these ideas and crafts soon, but, if you can, stop by and chat with me on Facebook tomorrow morning!