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The twinkle in the eye, the excitement on their faces, the extra effort to be good and the bounce in their step are all precious things I like to just sit back and watch in my young grandchildren as Santa’s coming draws closer and closer. Their excitement can barely be contained.

And then I compare that to my excitement as Christ’s return draws closer and closer.  Am I eagerly awaiting Christ’s return?  1 Corinthians 1:7

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What we anticipate impacts our thinking, our mood and our behaviors.  It can even give meaning to the mundane routines of daily living.  So today, set your mind on things above!

Therefore since you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.  Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth.  For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God.  When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory.  Colossians 3:1-4

If that doesn’t put a twinkle in your eye and a bounce in your step, I don’t know what will!