God has told us His secret reason for sending Christ, a plan He decided on in mercy long ago; and this was His purpose: that when the time is ripe He will gather us all together from wherever we are - in heaven or on earth - to be with Him in Christ forever." Ephesians 1:6-10 (Living Bible)
This morning I read this scripture in my Bible. What joy! With all that is going on in the world, the gloom of it all, still that little baby in a manger is the one who conquers all. The greatest gift ever! Real Christmas joy begins in Christ Jesus and the gracious kindness of our Father who knows what is best for us at all times. Rejoice!