Individual-sized Christmas story

This child is destined to cause many in Israel to fall, but he will be a joy to many others. He has been sent as a sign from God, but many will oppose him. As a result, the deepest thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your very soul.” Luke 2:34-35

The story hangs on what we do with Jesus. He is the hero of the Christmas story, the salvation Story, but is He the personal Messiah destined to be our joy in each of our individual stories?

Lord, reveal and heal my deepest thoughts. Tell the better story you mean to tell.