I have actually forgotten about this tradition and also forgotten about my 3 Christmas wishes last year. As I was thinking about what wishes to present to God, my heart was not really hopeful because I recalled that one of my wishes for this year was to become debt-free but it has not happened. Then the Holy Spirit reminded me about another wish of mine: that my three sons will do well in their studies and be among the top ten in their class (their results have always been average and my two elder sons were usually positioned in the lower half of the class).
Well, my second son was first in his Secondary One class and fifth overall in his standard this year. While I was very happy when my wife told me his result, I had forgotten that this was one of my Christmas wishes last year and I did not thank God for fulfilling that wish. I only remembered that my wish to be debt-free was not fulfilled.
This is how we are usually, isn't it? We are not thankful for and take for granted what we have received; we are preoccupied with what we haven't got, and moan and gripe about God not answering our prayers. Thank God for reminding me that He did and does fulfill my Christmas wishes, maybe not all at once but He has given me the faith to believe that He will bring them to pass, sooner or later, in His time.
With that little grain of faith, I made my 3 Christmas wishes last Sunday. Make yours today, it's still not too late, Christmas is still two days away ;-)
My 3 wishes:
1. I will be debt-free and overflow with abundance.
2. My 3 sons will be top ten in class and the youngest will score more than 200 in his PSLE
3. My in-laws will come to know and accept Christ as their Lord and Saviour.