Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived, cautions us over and over about planning. There are 98 specific references to planning in the Bible and the vast majority of them warn about the dangers of man’s plans vs. God’s plans. All our plans should be fully yielded to the will of God. As much as we may tend to every detail of our plans, we have to acknowledge the future is in His hands.
Jesus is still the best present any of us can receive. It is a gift that not only needs to be opened and received by faith (belief), but it also needs to be embraced and called upon each and every day of our lives through our submitted and grateful hearts. Only then will we experience all the benefits of this tremendous gift of God.
God’s invitation for all of us this Christmas is simply to make room in our hearts for His mysterious, wonderful and good workings in our lives. Embrace the unexpected as opportunities to see and experience the presence and provision of God and in so doing, truly welcome the Son of God into our crazy and chaotic world.