God’s plans are not our plans; His ways are not ours, and His timing is His. Yet, I have learned that we can always trust Him. He has kept every promise He has ever made. It’s evidenced in His Word, but beyond that, He has proven Himself to me in my own little life, keeping His promises to care for me and my family, to provide for us, to comfort and protect us, to use EVERYTHING for our ultimate good.
I don’t always understand Him and the way He works and moves in our lives, and I don’t have all the answers to all the questions we all ask Him about how He has acted throughout history; however, I know that I know that I know that He is the Creator of all that is, was, and shall be; I know that He worked out a plan to save anyone who will accept the gift of His grace and forgiveness through His Son Jesus, and that He is still working out His purposes to fulfill the promise that all His children will one day be with Him where He is; I know that He IS, and that when I see Him face to face someday, all my longings and unanswered questions will be fulfilled, all my fears and tears will be erased, and I will finally be completely WHOLE and completely who He meant me to be from the start….as will you.
The first Christmas, Jesus’ birth, was just a part of God’s amazing plan…..but without it, none of the rest of His designs would have come together….and this is why we celebrate the first coming of the Son of God as a little baby all those years ago. We need Christmas to remind us of God’s goodness, His faithfulness to keep His promises, and His grace and love for all of us willing to follow His Son.