Many of you know that I'm a fairly "new" Christian. I didn't come to know the Lord until the summer of 2006, at the age of 34, when I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior. I was so lost and not knowing my purpose, but my eyes have been opened to the greatest gift of all! I often wonder, why did I have to be lost for so long, but I am so thankful that He never stopped seeking me. I am so thankful to have been found by the lover of my soul . . . my God.
|From Karla Dornacher's Blog|
I feel hesitant to admit this, but many years ago when we would celebrate Christmas, there was no focus on Christ. I vaguely remember saying to the kids something like, "Christmas is about Jesus' birth, but that's not the reason we celebrate it." Those aren't the exact words, but that's the basic gist of it. Admitting that has me in tears. I cry out to Him, please forgive me, Lord. I'm so sorry. I didn't know.
I can remember singing all of the Christmas songs as a non-believer, and truly not having a clue as to what they meant. I can't help but think how sad that is. But now, it's an entirely different story. I know what it all means, and I can shout it from the rooftops! I now know the true meaning of Christmas -- celebrating the birth of my Redeemer, my Lord, and my Savior -- not just at Christmastime, but everyday. WOW! The magnitude of it has me completely undone.
I had originally planned to share a Christmas song today, but this one seems to be very fitting any day of the year. It's what I say to Him everyday -- How Great Thou Art! Lord, How Great Thou Art! Enjoy and be blessed! Love, Michelle