Red and gold Christmas decorations on table in Ventura

Day 3 of Advent

“And I will put enmity (open hostility) Between you and the woman, And between your seed (offspring) and her Seed; He shall [fatally] bruise your head, And you shall [only] bruise His heel.”
Genesis 3:15 AMP

Christmas time is my absolute favorite season. Everything about it makes me feel warm and snuggly, especially the thought of celebrating the birth of our Savior. Jesus’ birth is so special because of his purpose on Earth. He came to be tortured and die. This thought doesn’t necessarily bring on the warm fuzzy happy feelings.

It’s actually a very humbling feeling to know that a sweet little baby would grow up to be an unselfish man doing God’s will, healing people, loving them, spending time with the outcasts only to be put on a cross to die; and this was God’s plan for you and me since Genesis 1:1.

I love how the first person God told His plan to was Satan. God was announcing His victory from the beginning of time. “He will strike your head and you will strike his heel.” Sure the devil is constantly nipping at our heels, but thats what makes this season so full of Hope and Joy. We know that we have a Savior who defeated death. “Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil— and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.”
Hebrews 2:14‭-‬15 (NIV).

God loves you so much that he already had a plan in place for your salvation and a life free from fear since the beginning of time. Let that be the warm fuzzy feeling this season!