Jesus Is The Reason For The Season!
Rejoice! Christmas is God’s gift that continues long after the holiday season ends. The guests are gone, the decorations put away, but the ministry of Jesus Christ continues in our lives. Luke 2 in the Bible tells us about the lowly shepherds in the fields at the time of Jesus and the message brought by the angels. who were chosen to receive the message. “Unto you is born in the city of David a Saviour…”
As Jesus lay in a dirty manger, cared for by a teenage mother and an overwhelmed and probably slightly internally conflicted “father”, it was shepherds whom God chose to minister to the child and family, then spread what was probably the most important news in history up to that point. What God did on that night is beyond comprehension. Through His Son, He came to earth to reveal what could not be seen by the naked eye, what could not be understood through the rational mind. He showed the world a hope that could be experienced only through the heart by the power of His love, peace and grace.
Jesus is your answer. You can experience peace no matter what the circumstances of the world through the Prince of Peace. Jesus came to comfort you, strengthen you, and offer you hope and peace beyond the Christmas season! If you are struggling in life, you don’t need to be afraid. “Immanuel” means that God is with you in Jesus Christ. You are never alone. He is your “everyday” Saviour!
May God be with you and your family in a very special way this blessed Christmas.
Contributed by Louise McLaughlan