“Make sure you don’t become so full of yourself and your things that you forget God.” Deuteronomy 8:14 (Message)
When I was a young boy there were times when I would become very cocky. When I would have one of those “I am the greatest” moments, my Grandma Duc would say to me, “You sure are full of yourself!” As I have grown into a middle-aged man, there are still times when I feel very confident about what I am doing. It is at those times I try to remind myself of my grandma’s words. When we fill ourselves up with ourselves, we leave no room for Jesus. The innkeeper had no room for Jesus because he was a shrewd businessman who had successfully sold out all of his rooms. He went to bed that night completely satisfied with himself. He was so full of himself that he almost missed the knock at the door and the expectant couple.
I want to encourage you this year at Christmas not to get “too full of yourself”. I know that you are busy and have so many things to do to get ready for Christmas. Take some time to remember whose birthday it is and don’t shut Jesus out at Christmas. When you becomefull of Him, then you become what He created you for.
Many thanks to Ronna Paden for the great job in presenting this year’s Singing Christmas Tree. She did a wonderful job and could not have been successful if it had not been for the many volunteers, singers, musicians, and drama people who were involved. From the parking lot to the nursery, from the sound booth to the light crew, from the angels to the shepherds and kings, thank you, one and all. Special thanks to the narrators and sign language interpreter.
It took many, many people to give of their time and talent to do this for the Lord. Thank you once again, Fee Fee Family, for making me so proud of your serviceto the Lord.
As you fill up yourself this Christmaswith parties and gifts, dinners and relatives, and rushing and shopping,don’t become so full of yourself and things that you don’t leave any room for Jesus.
Remember that He is the Reason for the Season!
Merry Christmas and God bless you and your family.
See you next year!