Today, I simply want to say Merry Christmas.
This year has been one of the hardest years for us all, and there is a general sense of hopelessness in the air. But it’s not unlike how people felt 2000 years ago when Christ came into this world.
For 400 years, people had not heard from the Lord. No miracles from Heaven, no angelic appearances, no prophet. Then at the right time, God sent His Son as a baby.
The Lord was at work in the first century just as He is at work this year. To quote one popular song: We could all use a “thrill of hope,” and our “weary world” needs a reason to rejoice.
So on this day, we celebrate the birth of our Savior, and we recognize that He came not just to be born, but to die. He came to pay the price of sin and death that we could not pay by giving His very life on the cross.
It was never about presents under a tree. It was about His presence in our lives.
I want to wish you and yours a very merry Christmas and encourage you to spend time today in His Word, in prayer, and in fellowship (even if just by text, email, or social media) with others who share our faith, celebrating the joy and peace that only Christ offers.
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