Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Post Holiday Blues

Today is a busy day and a day I feel quite a bit under the weather, so today I just want to post a thought.  This past weekend, we all celebrated Christmas, that is the birth of our Lord.  We are now in the week between Christmas and New Years and soon the "holiday" season will be over.  For many, this time is a bit of a let down.  We spent months planning, buying, and decorating for Christmas and over the flurry of a couple of days we are done.  I even heard one child crying because he was all done opening presents and there was nothing left to open.  I am not picking on him as many feel this way, even many of us adults. 

What to do now is to look forward.  I do not mean looking forward to next Christmas or some other holiday.  I mean look way forward to a day that was planned from before the foundations of the earth.  This is a day like no other that ever has been or ever will be.  This is also a day that will not usher in a down time after an event has passed, but enter us into a new time where new wonders will amaze us each and every day for all of eternity.  The day I am speaking of is our Wedding Day to our Lord. 

The eternal life we enter will be better than our greatest imaginations and the gifts we receive will not be broken and laid aside like some child's toy nor will it be obsolete by next year like many of our adult toys.  The clothes we will wear will never go out of style and they will always fit perfectly.  Everything given to us will not just be the right gift, but the perfect gift.  That is the world we will enter into.  That is the world we need to not only look forward to but also share with others.  I had said it before and I will say it again, but the best gift anyone can ever receive is the Gospel.  That is a gift that not just lasts in this life but takes us to everlasting life. 
"Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready." And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints. Then he said to me, "Write: 'Blessed [are] those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!' " And he said to me, "These are the true sayings of God."  Revelation 19:7-9 NKJV

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