Want did you really want for Christmas this year? Did you get it? If so, how big a difference will it make in your life a week from now, a month, a year, 20 years?
What about the gift of Christ himself? Did you truly receive into your heart him who is always available to us? Not just as a cute little infant born in a stable more than 2,000 years ago, but as Savior of the world—the Word Made Flesh who later died for your sins and mine? The Christ who will come again, when we least expect it, at the Final Judgment? And perhaps most importantly, the Christ who beckons each one of us at every moment?
Deep within our hearts, he calls out, day and night: “I stand at the door and knock. Whoever hears my voice and opens the door, I will enter his house and dine with him, and he with me” (Revelation 3:20).
Did you hear his call this Christmas? Did you open the door? And whether or not you received him into your heart, what difference will it make to you tomorrow, and the day after, and the next day … at the end of time?