About 40 years ago or so, I kissed my girl friend for the first time. It was at her house next to the Christmas tree. I still remember that first kiss. Mostly, because I didn’t know what I was doing. As a matter of fact, I still don’t know what I’m doing.
I thought that kiss was the sweetest moment of my life. But then later I got a second kiss and it turned out sweeter than the last. Well 10’s of thousands of kisses later, the kisses just keep getting sweeter.
What is it about a kiss that you have shared thousands of times before and yet it never goes stale? How is it that you anticipate the touch first thing in the morning and last thing at night? It is really a God Spot!
My girl friend and I have been married 36 years. I still open the car door, take her coffee in bed and hold her hand on walks. She is the ultimate encourager for me. She never gives up on me. She is always there as my number one cheer leader. God has sure blessed me through her.
Christmas is a time for remembering the good things in life. Appreciating God for all He has done. It’s a time for remembering that first kiss.
Thank you, sweetie.
TRUE Confessions: For the rest of the world, where was your first kiss?
We are all one heart beat away from eternity. It would seem some of us are closer to meeting our Maker than others. When the doctor says, ‘Things don’t look so good. We did all we could.” It tends to sensitize one to the reality of life and death.
There are several people both young and old in my life that I wonder how many heart beats they are away from Christ’s perfection. Will I get the sad news of a “passing” during the Christmas season? Will I get the glad news of new life birth during this season? What an incredible contrast there is between life and death.
The “God Spot” of today is to appreciate you are one heart beat away from meeting the Creator. Make today special.
Appreciate the birth of the baby Jesus
Be amazed at your new life in Christ
Get excited about the gift of your Spirit life
Share that Spirit of Christmas with others
OK. Here’s the challenge. See how many times you can say, “Merry Christmas!” Then, count the smiles you get back. And finally…
Vote the number of times you said, “Merry Christmas” and vote the number of smiles you received. The Voting Poll is in the right column, over there ———————————–>
How’s the song go? Zacchaeus was a wii little man, a wii little man was he?
“Then Jesus entered and walked through Jericho. There was a man there, his name Zacchaeus, the head tax man and quite rich. He wanted desperately to see Jesus, but the crowd was in his way—he was a short man and couldn’t see over the crowd. So he ran on ahead and climbed up in a sycamore tree so he could see Jesus when he came by.
When Jesus got to the tree, he looked up and said, “Zacchaeus, hurry down. Today is my day to be a guest in your home.” Zacchaeus scrambled out of the tree, hardly believing his good luck, delighted to take Jesus home with him. Everyone who saw the incident was indignant and grumped, “What business does he have getting cozy with this crook?”
Zacchaeus just stood there, a little stunned. He stammered apologetically, “Master, I give away half my income to the poor—and if I’m caught cheating, I pay four times the damages.”
Jesus said, “Today is salvation day in this home! Here he is: Zacchaeus, son of Abraham! For the Son of Man came to find and restore the lost.””
What are you willing to give this Christmas season IF Jesus chooses to visit your house?