Deep thoughts about Christmas joy

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.” Luke 2:34-35

The story hangs on what we do with Jesus. He is the hero of the Christmas story. He tells the Redemption  Story for the world and He is also a personal agent of change for each one, destined to be our joy in each of our individual stories. His joy is found in receiving and repenting (definition of repent – changing our minds) and letting the story He is telling deepen in our minds. Insisting on making Jesus fit into our paradigms is a study in frustration.

Lord, reveal and revise my deepest thoughts. Tell me a better story than I can tell myself.