BECAUSE HE LOVES YOU
I married a man whose idea of a fun vacation was being in the middle of the woods in a pop up tent. My idea of a vacation was a nice hotel (on the beach, with a heated pool and room service). But hey, I fell hard for that handsome, rugged man so a few years later when he suggested we go camping, I said sure. I was OBVIOUSLY still in the dreamy stage. Jessica was just over a year and I was VERY pregnant with Andrea. We were camping in the middle of no where. This wasn’t a campground with restrooms, it was the woods with trees~ and the restroom was one of them. Trying to pee when you’re 8+ months pregnant, while leaning against a tree, is almost impossible. But I did it~
BECAUSE I LOVED HIM.
When I think about that crazy camping experience and how hard I thought it was, my thoughts go to Mary~the mother of Jesus~who traveled thousands of miles on a donkey and gave birth in a manger.
Because she loved HIM. Her Savior.
And then, my heart takes me to her Savior~MY Savior. He left the immense majesty of heaven and all it’s glory for us~
BECAUSE HE LOVES US.
He was born in a filthy cattle stall in Bethlehem~
BECAUSE HE LOVES US.
He died a horrible death for me, for you, and He wants to be born in your heart~
BECAUSE HE LOVES YOU.
Jimmy Pena put it beautifully. He wrote~ “Isn’t that what we want? For our hearts to be His Bethlehem? Born in us? When you and I walk into work or school or the gym... when we make dinner for the kids or visit a neighbor, we hold Him. We’re His Home on earth.”
What better time than the week before Easter to be reminded of Christmas? So, my reminder to you for March is this~ Jesus our Savior, born for us. Don’t let a day go by this week, or this year, that you neglect to thank and praise Him for His amazing gift and for His home in your heart.
BECAUSE HE LOVES YOU~
that beautiful, powerful name is the priceless, precious gift of Christmas that we should be thankful for every day of the year.
~~You didn’t want heaven without us, so Jesus you brought heaven down.~~