I'm a terrible wrapper. I try to be all Martha Stewart, but I end up...not so much.
As I was wrapping gifts the other day, I thought about how we are all imperfectly wrapped. Our patterns don't always line up the way they should. Sometimes our cuts are not straight. Sometimes we crack open a little bit and have to tape ourselves back together. But the truth is that we will never be perfect, no matter how hard we try. Not here on Earth, anyway.
There was only one perfect human. Our God in human form was perfect. Today we celebrate the birth of Jesus, born of a lowly girl under stark conditions but worshiped from the beginning by strangers far and near as the Messiah, the King of kings, The Word, Savior, Redeemer, Emmanuel (God with us). And if we remain faithful to the end, we too can be perfected in Heaven when we see Him face to face. Oh what a day that will be!!!
Merry Christmas, everyone! Thank you for your support this year, for reading here, for buying my stuff, for visiting my FB and Instagram and Pinterest, and Twitter feeds. 2013 was a good year of growth (my word of the year). I'm very excited about what the Lord might have in store for 2014 and very much looking forward to sharing it with you as I recognize and acknowledge each day with gratitude (this year's word of the year).
May the Good Lord continue to bless you and keep you.