If you’ve ever watched an eight year old waiting for Christmas, you will without a doubt laugh and remember your childhood gone by. The anticipation is undeniably a butterfly, belly filled day that encompasses thousands of questions about what is in a specific box. By the time you get to the ultimate opening of the gift, you are so ready for the expression on their face, because you know that they have definitely run out of guesses and you plainly are worn out from answering the question. What’s in the Box? Open the present! That was the dialogue of the day before Christmas.

When it all comes down to it, it’s not about what’s in the box, it’s about what’s in your heart! What has God placed there, and have you opened the present He placed there, day after day trying to get your attention? Open the Present! Tucked inside your heart is the presence not the present! It is indeed the presence of Jesus Christ, the tiny baby born so long ago on Christmas, and He’s waiting for you to open the Present, His gift of eternal life! Joy for the taking, now in the moment, but in the end eternal life!

What are you waiting for? Open the present and receive the greatest gift of your life! The presence of Jesus Christ, tucked neatly inside of your heart. Merry Christmas – open the present!

Shine your light for all the world to see!

Sandie Hecman


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