I read this poem in a Girlfriends in God devotional. It is a poem which is from the viewpoint of Mary and is written to Joseph. It highlighted the state of the world in 2015 in how people relate to Jesus at Christmas.
I had a dream Joseph. And I don’t understand it not really. But think it was about a birthday celebration for our Son. Well I think that’s what it was about. People had been preparing for about six weeks. They had decorated their house, bought new clothes, gone shopping many times, and bought elaborate gifts. But it was peculiar though because you see, the gifts weren’t for our Son. They wrapped them in beautiful paper and tied them with lovely bows and stacked them under a tree. Yes! A tree, Joseph, right in their house. They decorated a tree.
The branches were full of glowing balls and sparkling ornaments. And there was a figure on top of the tree that looked something like what an angel might look like. Oh, it was so beautiful. Everyone was laughing and happy and all excited about the gifts. They gave gifts to each other, Joseph, not to our Son. I don’t even think they knew Him. They never mentioned His name. Doesn’t it seem odd for people to go to all that trouble to celebrate somebody’s birthday when they don’t even know Him. I had the strangest feeling that if our Son had gone to this celebration, He would have been intruding.
Everything was beautiful, Joseph. Everyone was full of cheer. But it made me want to cry. How sad for Jesus, not to be wanted at His own birthday celebration. I’m glad that it was only a dream. What if it would have been true?
Sadly this dream is the truth in a lot of instances. Ever since I became a Christian my life has been transformed. I was not born a Christian but grew up going to Church. I was religious but didnt really know Jesus and neither did I have an intimiate relationship with him.
My life changed when I allowed Jesus into my heart and allowed him to help me in every area. God is so real and so tangible to me and I struggle sometimes to see people trying to “do life” on their own.
There is an easier way and during this Christmas season my prayer is that on Christmas Day someone who doesnt know this omniprescent ominpotent God who became a mortal being to live and dwell among us would come to know him in a real way.
May the Prince of Peace enter into your situation and bring you peace , joy and love in your home , in your marriage ,in your finances and in your family.
Have a blessed and meaningful Christmas.