And then my baby appears. If I let it, my soul can feel its worth. To her, I mean so much. My sin and error are insignificant in light of her love. She is always ecstatic to see me! For her I can muster up whatever I must to give her back the love she needs.
If I remember not to be too self-centered, my husband can do the same thing for me. He shows up and reminds me of my worth, at least to him, and our weary world can rejoice again.
Jesus brought salvation, but his family brought salvation to him first. And we bring salvation to each other as well. How did you think peace on earth and goodwill towards men were supposed to happen?
Salvation begins by burping a little baby. And by kindness to your family. Salvation to my dog is walking her, even when it’s cold. You wouldn’t believe how happy that makes her! It’s the ordinary, insignificant things that add up.
Be the savior in your circle of loved ones, and let them redeem you.
Merry Christmas, everyone!