Merry Christmas!

“Jesus, be born in me.” That is the name of one of the songs that we sang in our choir’s Christmas music special. It has special meaning to me today.

You see, on Christmas, we celebrate the coming of Christ to earth. It’s a wonderful, amazing day. We sing carols; we give gifts; if we can, we spend time with friends and family. But, the celebration of Christ’s birth is just the beginning.

Today, I celebrate that Jesus was born in me. You see, after I asked Him to forgive my sins, I told Him that I wasn’t able to live in this world without continuing to make bad choices. He agreed! (The God who created me sure understands me.)

So, instead of living this life on my own, I gave up control of my thoughts, my future, my passions and my fears. This wasn’t a one-time commitment. Many times each day, I have to make a choice to seek His will and to follow Him. I have to think about His way instead of just operating on my experience and my desires. To get better at understanding His way, I spend time reading His word and in His presence. I listen to other followers of God and learn what I should from them. I try to use “lessons learned” to guide me in new situations. Oftentimes, I am not sure what to do. But, I trust that what He has taught me before will give me the right direction and that if I start heading down the wrong path, He will step in and help me find the better way.

I am thankful that Jesus was born in Bethlehem. But, I am even more thankful that He lives in me today.

May you also celebrate His birth in your life.

Merry Christmas,

Jill (just one of God’s kids)

You can hear one choir’s version of “Jesus, be born in me” at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbFgDd_493I

JESUS, BE BORN IN ME

Jesus, be born in me. Jesus, be born in me. And make my life what it should be. Jesus, be born in me.

So far away and long ago. You gave Yourself to earth below. Now in return, my love to show, Jesus, be born in me.

Jesus, be born in me. Jesus, be born in me. And make my life what it should be. Jesus, be born in me.

Some think of Christ at Bethlehem, and that’s where the story ends for them. I wish that all would say to Him, “Jesus be born in me.”

Jesus, be born in me. Jesus, be born in me. And make my life what it should be. Jesus, be born in me.

And make my life what it should be. Jesus, be born in me. Jesus, be born in me.

Come in today, come in to stay. Jesus, be born in me.

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