I don’t just look at a Christmas tree and see the twinkle of decorations. While I love the glitter of holidays and sharing joy with family and friends, I never forget you. How can I not fathom that you left your crown behind and stepped out of heaven and into skin to lay in a manger made of wood and straw. You weren’t a new gift to the world. You were the prophesied hope of the world. You came to show us the way to love beyond skin and fleshly things. You opened the door to your spiritual world so that one day we could lay aside our skin and join you. But for now we celebrate Christmas…in hopes of that tomorrow. It is unreal that we use a tree to decorate when your last crown and breath on this earth was on a tree. But life has its peculiarities. So for me, and for all that love you, I pray that when we look at our Christmas tree – that the top has a spiritual crown that resonates within our hearts. A powerful reminder of the true gift and the true promise of love and a sincere Merry Christmas.
Destiny for you and for me will never be the same. God has individual plans for each of us. We may pass in the night on a mission. We might even work for a season together. We may even stay connected from the beginning to the end of life. But only God hands out the boarding passes and the maps for the Kingdom journey we call Destiny.
We tend to think or expect everyone to be the same. That won’t happen. The life we live and experience are the ingredients into who we are BECOMING. Get it? Each day we grow more and more into who He wants us to be.
Because He has a plan for all of us…our Destiny. You are His hands this second. I am His feet. Someone else is His hug, or His love, or His forgiveness. And the next second it all changes. The location changes. The purpose changes. The people change. See? We are the kaleidoscope that He uses.
Touch the world. Be like Him. Use the ingredients of your life to touch the lives around you. Just like He did.