The date, December 25th, may not be the exact date in history that our Messiah, Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, was born but, we celebrate Him on this date. Aside from any of the commercialism, there can be a deep, meditative and joyous celebration that having brought the Son of God into our hearts and life can bring us. Although, for some people, this can be a time of particular sadness or strife and, for many, stress – even in the middle of all of the parties, music and celebration. It is unfortunate.
Rejoice and Live in True Peace
God tells us to rejoice. He gives us peace. Peace beyond our own understanding.
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7, KJV
Through Christ Jesus, God will “keep your heart and mind.”
In John 14:27, KJV, Jesus says,
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth…”
So, all of the things of this world, including all of the commercialism of Christmas will not bring you true peace.
This doesn’t mean you won’t have things to deal with in your life including things during the Christmas season.
Christ Jesus says,
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer: I have overcome the world.” John 16:33, KJV
Joy in Full
We can always be full of joy in the Lord and Christmas-time is no exception!
Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again – rejoice!” Philippians 4:4, NLT
I pray that we experience the peace and joy of the celebration of our Savior and do not let anything steal the “peace which passeth all understanding.”
I pray for protection, security and the warmth of good family and friends to surround us.
One last scripture on peace I would like to share…
Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen.” Romans 15:33, KJV