The Wonder of Him!
Jesus is born!
This morning we all wake up to the sensation and sparkle of Christmas. This picture of the horse head nebula from the Hubble Telescope transports our hearts to the throne of God.
The eyes of our hearts look at our family and we are reminded of the true priorities of life. We see the children who wake up in a wonderland of wishes and gifts. The first moments of a Christmas morning seem to sparkle in a special way. Christmas is flooded with memories of moments in our own childhood. It is crowded with the faces of those who we have deeply loved during our lifetime.
You see, Christmas is a two sided coin. On one side is the joy and warmth of love. On the other side is the deep pain of those who are no longer among us. Those who we deeply cherish but can no longer touch except in our memories.
I wonder how God the Father felt on that first Christmas morning? I am sure he was overjoyed and excited as the angels sang. But I wonder how the other side of the coin felt? His son was a gift to all of mankind. Unfortunately, not all of mankind recognizes or understands who he is. Today many try to sanitize our society from any memory of the true reason for this season.
We pray that God opens the eyes of your heart on this special day of the year. We know that our priorities will once again be rearranged. Our values will be re-positioned and Christ will sit on the throne in our hearts.
We are thankful for so many who have lifted us to His throne! You have sent us to faraway places and connected with the hearts of so many servants for Christ. Thank you for having a vision that goes deeper still in the hearts, minds and souls of those serving the child king today. We are genuinely humbled by our relationship with you!
Have a deeply blessed Christmas!
Cathy and Danny
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Four decade veteran of youth ministry in churches, Youth For Christ and now is the Founder and Executive Director of Deeper Still Missions. Danny and his wife Cathy spend most of their time mentoring missionaries in Africa, Europe, Central America and North America. Future opportunities include South America and the Asia Pacific area.