by PamFord Davis
12/20/2010 / Holidays
Are you a loner or do you mingle? It is Christmas time and most of us make the round of parties to enjoy time and refreshments with co-workers, friends and family. Togetherness is such a tender blessing; hugs are warm, handshakes are firm and eyes twinkle with reflecting lights. We are not alone; people are with us to celebrate Jesus birth.
Man fears rejection, and he has just cause. The sin of Adam and Eve led to God's judgment; He sent the couple away from the Garden of Eden; they felt the pain of separation from His continual presence. They faced the consequences of their sin; both tasted the bitterness of time without Him.
Christmas ended that separation; He is with us! "See, the virgin will become pregnant and give birth to a son, and they will name Him Immanuel, which is translated God is with us (Matthew 1:23 HCS)." He enjoys our company, wants to meet with us to share His heart, our burdens and joys. This Christmas I mingle, but I save time to be a loner, away from the crowd, alone with Him.
Freelance writer of both fiction and non-fiction. Devotional writing is her first love. Published articles in Mature Living Magazine, Devotions for the Deaf, The Secret Place, Light from the Word, Coosa Journal and more. Devotions included in Tyndale Publisher's 'The One Year Devotional of Joy and Laughter' by Mary Hollingsworth.
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