The big day is finally almost here. The birthday of Jesus! Every year merchants seem to push this day earlier and earlier to get people to buy, buy , buy. Some of you reading this may still be out running up credit card bills. Stop for a moment and ask yourself what the true meaning is and if you really are going to need some of the things you just bought with money you did not really have. This is the season of giving true but more importantly it is the season to remember a baby in a manger and to try with God's help to have 'peace on earth and goodwill to men'.
Like the familiar song 'Away in a Manger' , do you feel you have this sort of joy and peace that was present the night Jesus was born? Jesus represents perfect peace. Is something bothering you today and you can not get it off your mind or stop worrying? Allowing worry will not achieve anything but ulcers and arguments. So it is time to rethink what is bothering you? What better time than at the Christmas season. It is good time to say 'Happy Birthday Jesus' but to also regroup and rethink issues that may be pressing on you. Release your lack of peace to the God of all peace. Give your cares to God.
John 14:27 says "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid". Isaiah 9:6 is familiar to most and read a good deal around the Christmas season and it says "For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." Let the baby in the manger take residence in your heart today and bring you that perfect peace.
PRAYER: Lord as I get ready to celebrate Silent Night Holy Night I want to have that silence and peace only you can give in my life.Help me trust you today and every day. In Jesus name. Amen.
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