Christmas is one of the most anticipated seasons of the year. For most of us, it reminds us of fun and good memories of our childhood. It excites us to think that we give and receive gifts from people we love and maybe even from strangers.
But not everyone shares the same sentiment when Christmas comes. For some, it is the saddest part of the year because it reminds them of the things that they don’t have or relationships that they will never have. Christmas somehow acts as an amplifier of what has been brewing in our hearts. But when you feel that Christmas is not for you, I encourage you to think about this…
Christmas is a celebration of someone who came to redeem us and brought joy and peace to us. Jesus came so that in our darkest moments we can experience his light which helps us see and understand his purpose in all our suffering and pain. Jesus came to break the power of the evil one, he came to set the captives free from condemnation, guilt, depression and false burdens. He came so that we will have life, even in the midst of a loss of a loved one, a financial breakdown or a personal melt down.
Therefore Christmas is a celebration of the hope that came more than 2000 years ago. It means that waiting for the ultimate meaning, hope and life has come to an end. The waiting is over. We don’t need to look for it from stuff, people or events that come and go. All we need to do is to believe that Jesus was sent by our Perfect Heavenly Father for us, to redeem and bring joy and peace to us.
If you are discouraged right now, remember that Jesus can come at your darkest moment so He can bring the joy and peace that you need. All you need to do is believe that He is willing and able to do it in your life.
Merry Christmas and a faith-filled holiday to you!