Ahhhh… the sounds and lights of Christmas. The hustle and bustle, to and fro. Rushing around to make sure everything is ready for the festivities. It is so easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of advertising and miss the true meaning of Christmas.
For many people, Christmas is a time of sorrow and great stress. They don’t have the extra money to buy presents for their children, family, and friends. Many are saddened when they think of the loved ones who will not be able to come home for various reasons. Christmas dinners may only be a wish and not a reality for some as poverty runs rampant.
However, Christmas should have an incredible meaning for believers and should be a season of great joy. It is a time of God showing His great love for us. It can be a special time filled with healing and renewed strength. Christmas is a beautiful celebration of Christ’s birth. God sending His only Son Jesus, into the world to be born. His birth brought great joy to the world. Shepherds, wise men, and angels all shared in the excitement of knowing about this great event. They knew this was no ordinary baby as the prophets had told of His coming hundreds of years beforehand. And when the bright star stopped over Bethlehem to mark the way for those who were looking for this special child’s arrival, they all knew history was being made on this very special day.
In a manger long ago, a child was born who showed the world the path to peace and love of mankind. Today, it still begins with a single, loving action that ripples into the very spirit of Christmas. So whether you’re with family, alone or in difficult situations, you can still embrace and rejoice during this glorious season. It doesn’t matter what you can give…what matters is that He came this day to be born our Lord and Savior! Celebrate with all your heart and watch Him do the most amazing things in your life. I pray that you experience God’s amazing love, strength and peace during this joyous time of year!
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