As I sat thinking today of what I should post, this scripture quickly came to mind. At first I pushed it aside... I really was looking for something a bit more "Christmas-y". The "Away in a Manger" type scriptures that actually focus on the story of Christ's birth were what I was thinking of including tonight. But, no matter how much I pushed it back, it just came back up over and over again.
Then, it hit me. How much more "Christmas-y" can you get than the fact that "God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son?" Isn't that exactly what we celebrate at Christmas?
My prayer this year is that as we are in the midst of all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, with schedules packed about as full as they can get, that we won't lose sight of this precious gift that was given to us on that long ago night in Bethlehem. I pray that we would never take it for granted and that we would celebrate not only at Christmas, but all year long.