If you have ever been a part of a recording of audio or video productions you know what it means to retake or have a do over. Every scene or sound production has a script as to how it is to look and sound. The scene or the sound has to be re-done until you get it right. There is no limit to the number of do-over one scene may take to make it look like it’s supposed to look. Many of the “mess ups” become blooper reels. They become a side-product of the production that we laugh about as mistakes are revealed to everyone. God has a script for all our lives. God created us to be a display for Him. (Ephesians 2:10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.) The reason for the Gift of Christmas was because of the do-overs and re-takes needed in our lives. Satan caused us to mess up trying to live the original script God had planned for us, so God patiently and lovingly gave us a do-over. Because of the Gift of Christmas, our “mess ups” don’t become bloopers reels. Our sins are forgiven, washed in the Blood, and cast as far as the east is from the west. God never displays our failures, He always allows us a second chance to re-do the scene. Whether you are going through a do-over time in your life, or, you are finally getting the scene right in your life, we can all enjoy the Gift of Christmas. It’s the Gift that never gives up on us. Pastor Don [image: image.png]