Ezekiel 37:24-28 NIV
“ ‘My servant David will be king over them, and they will all have one shepherd. They will follow my laws and be careful to keep my decrees.  They will live in the land I gave to my servant Jacob, the land where your ancestors lived. They and their children and their children’s children will live there forever, and David my servant will be their prince forever.  I will make a covenant of peace with them; it will be an everlasting covenant. I will establish them and increase their numbers, and I will put my sanctuary among them forever.  My dwelling place will be with them; I will be their God, and they will be my people.  Then the nations will know that I the Lord make Israel holy, when my sanctuary is among them forever. ‘ ”
The impact of Christmas isn’t confined to one day, Jesus’ birth, the birth of the Good Shepherd, and the new King David is the start of something that lasts for ever. Whilst the decorations may be taken down on the Twelfth Night, our relationship with God and his restored presence amongst us will last forever.
Spirit, help me to live in the light of Christmas today and every day.