Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Christmas Miracles

Christmas Miracles
By Stephanie H.

Luke 2:13-14 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.”
Some of my favorite Christmas memories were every year at Christmas time, our church presented a very large Christmas pageant.  Our whole church would get involved either with the set-up, costumes, behind the stage, on the stage, tear down…etc.  Every year I can remember the scenes that highlighted Jesus’ miracles and the joy on all the faces of the actors who were in the pageant acting as if he really was Jesus and the miracles were real.  Growing up in this environment I would take it all in.  Listening to everyone, learning lots of life lessons, serving, watching people give mentally, physically and financially to make these pageants happen.  After the show was over and everything was torn down we would typically head to a local Ihop and the stories would start…stories of the miracles that the audience didn’t see.  It taught me to look at circumstances in a new light…to be looking for God.  Miracles are still happening all around us every day.  Do we look at them as miracles or just luck, fate or karma?  Do we praise God and give him the credit or do we pat someone or even ourselves on the back?
Challenge:  Be looking for God in every situation.  Give God the glory!  Tell people about what you see God doing.  Be a part of a Christmas miracle!

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