As I sat marveling at all the wonderful goodies in this box, I felt so loved. It got me thinking about all that went into ensuring that this parcel would reach me in time for Christmas. . .humor me for a moment.
You know, this is the season of Advent, meaning the "coming". It is the expectant waiting for Jesus Christ, the Hope of the World, to come. For Christians, the season of Advent serves as a reminder both of the original waiting that was done by the Hebrews for the birth of their Messiah , as well as the waiting of for Christ's return again.
It’s like waiting for that special package to arrive, but not even knowing that it is on its way. Imagine the hours just prior to Christ’s birth. The world was totally unaware that the greatest gift, the One they had been longing for, was already on His way! Like the wonderful package that I received, God wrapped his package up in the form of a baby, paid the postage, and used Mary as the courier if you will. (For lack of a better analogy.)