Spread the Joy

Spread the Joy

Christmas is about how God’s Son, a baby, was born, for you, given to you and belongs to you.  And to know him and love him, to be His and he yours, means that now your life depends only on him.  A baby has your life in his hands. Which is pretty serious.

While Christmas is about laughter and celebration, it’s meant to be taken seriously.  If you believe in Christmas, that baby born into the world is also born into your family.  You’re now striving to turn from your old way of depending on yourself, believing in yourself, living for yourself, celebrating yourself.  Stop that. Instead celebrate Him, depend on Him, live for Him. Allow the forgiveness and grace He gives you at Christmas to ripple through every day, every month, every year into every life. Allow the joy the angels sang of to be a joy that you sing of. Because of the baby, God doesn’t hold your stuff against you.  Don’t hold your brother’s, your mother’s, your son’s stuff against him.  Let it go. Friends, there is too much good in life to let your life be defined by the hurt. 

And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.

See, Christmas is a giant reset on the world.  It should be a day of pushing reset on your family. My prayer for you this Christmas is that the joy that comes from knowing your sins are forgiven and your future secure would ripple through your life and create great joy in those around you.

Merry Christmas.

 

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