“When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.” (Matthew 2: 10)
The wise men had not even glimpsed the savior, the baby Jesus who would bring the good news to the world, and they were already full of joy. They had only seen the star, the beckoning light, and felt that impulse to follow it.
They were partakers in a wonderful first Christmas Eve spirit! Wouldn’t it be great to rejoice “with exceeding great joy”? Doesn’t that sound like fun, maybe like the way a child might feel the night before Christmas when they experience the excitement and anticipation of what the morning will bring—surprises prepared just for them and given out of love?
Let’s join those wise men and those children whose joy preceded the full unwrapping of the promised joys. Let’s remember that even if we have not reached the full awareness and greatest understanding of Truth, or the bounty of sought after goodness, still that spirit of trustful knowing is a glorious place to be!
Isn’t Christmas Eve often even more full of wonder than the morning? It is a time when the impelling and sweet ideas dwell in thought, the gentle night holds us in its blanket of hope, and the star of God’s guidance tells us, yes, your gifts, the saving Truth of your Life, awaits, and will come timely, in the dawn of a new day of God’s love.
Please feel free to cherish this idea further, if you are led to, with this article I recently had published on this topic!
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