A whole lot of fluffy, white snow!
It’s cast party day at The Rhoades Ranch. :) That means lots of chicken enchiladas and shredded pork enchiladas ready to pop into the oven, plus a party-size roaster full of my *ahem, famous Swedish Meatballs, among other things. One of those other things is “Christmas Crack,” and I just hope there is some left by the time human beings arrive because I l-o-v-e it sooooooo much!
And we have a marshmallow, snowy, fluffy, white, Christmas-y world outside! How fortuitous that I have LOTS of hot cocoa mix ready to go and a nice big rug for feet-wiping! Finally, on the 10th day of Christmas, it looks it – like Christmas!
The outside lights are going to be aglow for our guests, the cast and crew of Jesus, Mary and Joseph! (otherwise known as “10-Lords-a-Leaping”).
And so, on this, the 10th Day of Christmas, let’s keep meditating on WHY Jesus came.
Even though we have packed away our Nativity sets and moved back into life at our usual speed, let’s not forget how the Word-made-Flesh came to us as a vulnerable, fully dependant baby, but with a great purpose. Understand His plan, receive it – or Christmastime is in vain. He came bringing life, and not just life, but life more abundant!
John 10.10 nkjv
The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
On the 10th Day of Christmas, My True Love Gave to Me – Abundant Life!
That manger-baby grew up and powerfully counter-acted anything the thief tries to do to you or take from you. By His perfect life, His death and resurrection, Jesus negates that enemy’s power over your life. The gifts of Christmas aren’t over – they’re overwhelmingly true today and everyday! Joy to the World!