I don’t have a 12-page article for you today.

       Just a few lines to greet you.

I heard Darren Hardy, publisher of Success magazine, give this wonderful illustration.

He said when an accident happens on the road, traffic builds up. Not because of the accident. But because motorists like to look at the accident. We like gazing at the car wreck. 

Why? Human beings have this tendency to look at what went wrong. We like to look at the mess.

       But if there’s a magnificent sunrise on the other side of the road, so utterly majestic and beautiful, with shafts of sunlight piercing the clouds… a masterpiece by the Divine Master… do we look?

       Nah. We don’t even notice. 

So we speed through. Zoom! Missing out on magnificence.

       Something in us likes looking at what’s wrong, not what’s right. We’re drawn to messes, not magnificence.

       Today, God wants you to focus on your magnificence. Sure, you’ve got car wrecks in your life. You’ve got parts of your life that are so terrible, you want to hide them from everybody.

But there’s also a sunrise within you. Something so beautiful, it’ll take your breath away. 

Focus on your sunrise!

       That’s what God does.

       That’s why there’s Christmas.

       2000 years ago, God left His celestial throne, unrobed Heaven’s glory, and became a helpless, hungry, crying baby in Bethlehem. Why?  To tell you, “You’re worth it. You’re worth the trouble. You’re worth this visit to earth. This manger. This cross. Because to me, you’re as magnificent as the sunrise.”

       Merry Christmas!

By the way, just want you to know that I agree with God.

You’re as magnificent as the sunrise!


       May your dreams come true,

       Bo Sanchez

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