Merry Christmas Eve my friends! We’ve been spending time as our little family soaking in all the wonders of Josephine’s first Christmas – praying you have a Christmas where you feel revived and restored! #repost @annvoskamp
So, you and I are so together on this: We don’t want a Christmas that we have to produce, or perform, or perfect —
we want a Christmas that holds us —
that revives us, remakes us.
A Christmas that restores and re-stories us with a new story, especially this year.
We want a Christmas that whispers Jesus.
A Christmas that whispers that miracles still happen,
& no matter what happens,
Even, especially, now.
A Christmas that whispers:
No matter what feels beyond fixing,
One came from beyond the walls of this world
because His heart is fixed on you,
smitten with you, completely for you,
& you are loved far beyond your wildest hopes & deepest needs,
& His arms will carry you far beyond the arms that any of your problems can reach.
A Christmas that whispers to all your unspoken broken:
Don’t give up — because He came down.
You get the Christmas you’ve always wanted & dreamed of —
because you get Jesus —
& He wants you & loves you more than you could ever dream.