This year I have been convinced more than ever that nothing will fill the void in my soul like Jesus.
Most Christmas seasons I am shyly thankful for what Jesus did for me.
This season is different for me and it is because of nothing I have done.
I know that it is because of the love of my Father, I have been given a deeper desire to share the light of Jesus with others.
He has shown me his faithfulness time and time again. He has showed up even when I keep abandoning Him.
“He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for all– how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?” –Romans 8:32
I have read this verse a few dozen times in my Christian walk but today it has penetrated my soul.
How can we be depressed, hopeless, angry, or bitter with this hope in front of us?
He gave us the most precious possession: His son.
I am not a parent but I cannot imagine loving someone so much that I allowed my only Son to suffer and be put to death for someone else’s crime.
That speaks volumes of how much God loves us!
The holiday season can be a difficult time for many people. It reminds us of what we don’t have, the pain of the past, and all our lost dreams.
It can often elevate our greedy hearts.
I was in the mall a few days ago and saw so many impatient, and angry people. It broke my heart seeing everyone so stressed out. We have come so far from what this holiday symbolizes.
What if instead of stressing out about what gifts we still need to wrap, or what is on our to-do list, we were to celebrate with our families the gift of Jesus?
What if we actually cared less about how many gifts we gave people and more about how many people we shared Jesus with?
There are hopeless people all around us who need the ultimate gift right now.
It is actually the coolest gift ever: it can’t be taken away from you and it lasts forever!
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be a called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” — Isaiah 9:6
No matter what we are enduring today the Lord is our hope and we can celebrate knowing that He gives us all we need!
He is our peace, He is our healer, He is our provider, and He desires to gives us the greatest gifts.
Why settle on the fleeting gifts of this earth when we could have the ultimate gift of God’s love that fills the void in our soul?
I pray that on this Christmas Eve we will go to sleep with thankful hearts and awake with a deeper revelation of what God has done for us!