The promise of Christmas
December 21, 2009
Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
The Christmas season is an amazing time of year, isn't it? But in reality, every day is Christmas for the Christian. It's absolutely true. You and I can experience the reality and the power of the advent of Christ in our lives every day.
The promise of his coming resides in the very name the angel used to announce his birth: Emmanuel, which means "God with us." This is the glorious gift of God to all who believe! In Christ Jesus, God is with us, God is for us, and God is in us!
You see, his coming can do more than fill our hearts with joy at Christmastime. It can fill our lives with daily joy and purpose!
So when Christmas has passed, when all the packages are unwrapped and all the food has been eaten, you don't have to spend one minute wondering, "Is this all there is?" You have the assurance that there is so much more because Christ has come to earth and into your life!
Embrace the advent of Christ today and every day of your life. And rejoice that he has given you the greatest gift that he can give. He has given you himself.
THIS IS THE GLORIOUS PROMISE OF CHRISTMAS: GOD IS WITH US, GOD IS FOR US, AND GOD IS IN US!
OUR THANKS TO YOU!
Do the words rested... peaceful... and refreshed describe you today? Or do the words stressed... rushed... and pressured better describe your way of life?
If you're like most Christians, you'd probably have to admit those last three words more accurately describe your life most of the time!
The good news is that it doesn't have to be this way... even when your life is one big pressure-cooker. And in my new book, Pause: Resting in God Instead of Stressing Out, I'll show you why.
Based on the principles from Paul's letter to the Philippians and Psalm 23, Pause: Resting in God Instead of Stressing Out will help you find true peace and rest in a world that is anything but peaceful and restful. It's the perfect "pause" button you need!
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