Be Expectant!

Christmas time reminds us of so many wonderful things, the birth of our Savior in a manger. The Love of God come down in flesh, the blessings that surround us and FAITH AND HOPE THAT’S NOT DISAPPOINTED.

Faith of little Children going to bed on Christmas eve, knowing without a shadow of a doubt that come Christmas morning there’ll be gifts for them under the Christmas tree. I’m talking of kids that have faith in their parents and faith in Santa.  I’m talking of that child that has written letters to Santa, gone over how good he’s been all year, told his parents the gift he wants and rang it out loud and clear.  That child does not care if there’s no chimney in his house for Santa to climb through, or if Santa has to climb a long flight of stairs. The truth is they don’t worry about ‘the how’. That child goes to bed expectant, with a faith that’s steadfast and sure. He goes to bed expectant that when he wakes up Christmas morning, his presents will be there, and the beauty of it is they sure are.

That exact toy he wanted is right there sitting under his nicely decorated tree.  And why is that gift there? That gift is there because his mom or dad has braved the crowds of the shops during Christmas season to shop for that exact gift, Sometimes you see parents stand in the cold for the shops to open, sometimes they drive extra miles just to find it, often times you see them on long check out queues at stores.   All this is done to make their kids dreams come true.  We see this every Christmas, we see it in our lives, we see it around us and we see it in the movies. And even if you say ‘nah they didn’t go to the store, just ordered it online thanks to online shopping’, we see postal workers work extra shifts, driving in icy and stormy weather just to make sure every order, every gift is delivered by Christmas Eve.  Every one working together for that one gift, for that one child going to bed expectant.

As we celebrate this season let us be reminded that like parents hear their kids, God hears us. Whatever your needs are He hears you. If the postman is braving winter weather to ensure every gift is delivered for every child out there, how much more angels. If earthly fathers know how to give good gifts, how much more our Heavenly Father. Have faith in your Heavenly Father. Like a child going to bed on Christmas Eve, I say to you be expectant!

If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him! (Matthew 7:11)

He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all–how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? (Romans 8:32)

4 thoughts on “Be Expectant!

  1. Lovely Tito, Matthew 7:11, was the same verse that popped into my head as I wasreading this. I have to say as I read it I was being a bit of a grinch too. What about all the parents that can’t afford to get their kids presents? Let’s remember at this time of year, and always to reach out to people less fortunate than we are. merry Christmas my dear friend!😄🌲



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