Excitement. Hope. Eager expectation.
Your circumstances do not change the timeless miracle of Christmas.
A Savior has been born – for you!
Baby Jesus made a promise. “Look! I Am making all things new!” (Rev. 21:5)
Christmas has tender moments, surprises and gifts, carols, visits from friends and family, the wonderful nativity story, lights, smells, goodies, For children, it’s like magic. Adults who choose to see that good is still present, sense God’s presence. With eyes to see and ears to hear, there is fresh awareness the Baby brings good, kind magic every day . . . even in this broken, troubled world.
Yet, sometimes – even with good still present – this holiday unveils realities from deeper levels of your heart. From stress to depression to sadness to fatigue to unexpected bad news to lost hope. There are strains and expectations that can surface in December, even if just because of additional responsibilities. For some, past significant losses must be navigated while celebrating. God Cares About Your Losses Even at Christmas Time.
Christmas is still pregnant with hope. It does not have to be a terrible time. Fears, frustrations, anger, insecurities, and pride from deep waters inside you may lay in disarray on ice in front of you. Designs of frozen dreams. Pieces you normally keep hidden beneath the ice.
The cold world’s expectations.
The ice of fear sheeting under you.
The loneliness of insecurities.
The heat of anger.
Even with losses, even with added strains and expectations, Christmas is still a most precious time.
So, make choices to think true things about the Baby who promised to make all things new. Did that Baby lie? I doubt it. That holy child changed everything forever for anyone who believes.
It’s time for a warm cup of cheer, seasoned with God’s comfort and encouragement. Drink from God’s cup! Let Him refresh you every day. Open up and let Him quench thirsts in your hidden, inner heart. Renew joy. Choose cheer. Let your celebration be spiced with hope. A Baby is born to help you bear all your burdens. A Baby gives you Christmas!
You are FREE!
What a gift!
“Baby of Christmas – You have come to give us everything we need. Blessings that will never fade. You keep on giving. Freedom. Peace. Joy. Confidence. Wisdom. Security. Your love and continual presence encourages us on our difficult journey. You put a path before us every day as we trust You. Your manger and Your cross intersect to give us hope.
Baby – You give us Christmas! Thank You!”
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