Salvation has come to this home today . Luke 19:9 NLT Christmas is a special time of year, a season set apart from all others to celebrate a miracle. And what a miracle it was! God came into the world to bring us the gift of salvation. In fact, He was the Gift! Salvation was born that Christmas Day so long ago. His crib wasn't delivered to a masion or a motel. His crib was not found in a townhouse or a ranch house. No fancy wrapping or ribbon either. Sent by the hand of God, Salvation entered this world in a borrowed stable, always looking . . . ever seeking . . . for a home to call His own. Since the day He was born, Jesus has been knocking at doors throughout the generations, among every culture and people. He longs to find a home ~ a dwelling place ~ in the hearts of people who will simply believe. Yes, Christmas is a time to celebrate . . . to rejoice . . . not only in the miracle of Christ's birth, but with even deeper joy we celebrate the miracle of His being born into our lives, making his home in our hearts.