Are you hoping for a little wonder this Christmas? Don’t count on the gifts under the tree. They will leave you feeling as empty as a Christmas stocking with a hole in it.
This is the means by which we find ultimate healing. Christ, our substitute, the one and only who is sufficient to stand in our place, to take the burden of our sins, is God’s gift to a broken and hurting world.
Even if you don’t have traditions as I didn’t while I was growing up then make some and make them joyous!
This Christmas, don’t let materialism, greed, power, or ambition cause you to stumble over the humble way that Christ our King entered into the world.
When Mary birthed Jesus into the world, the infant brought with Him a peace that surpasses all of our own best efforts at healing conflicts.
Whatever seen or unseen battles you face this Christmas season, remember Jesus’s wondrous birth, His loving sacrifice for sin, and His powerful resurrection.
Christmas is about an emptying, a humbling, and an example to follow. It is about how much God loves us to become like one of us.
The God of holiness so wants to be known that He came to us, took on flesh, and lived among us so that we could know what grace and truth looks like.
Enter Jesus—God’s loved, chosen, and the well-pleasing servant who did not argue with nor trample the weak but vocalized His provision for our heart-deep need, securing hope that our hopeless situation will be made right.
When God visited our planet in human flesh, He gave us the assurance that He had not abandoned us or our world. What the angel said to the shepherds is the same thing God is saying to us today—a Savior has come.
About a hundred years after His birth, Jesus reminded us of this truth in Revelation 3:14. As the God-Man, He is the “Amen”—that is, the embodiment of truth itself.
As the son of a carpenter, Jesus had many opportunities to create with His hands. From the trees He created, He now carved and crafted the wood into wonderful creations. As He began ministry, Jesus created wine from water (John 2:1–9).