Merry Christmas! Peace on Earth Good will to all men. Do you just mouth these words or do you truly seek peace the other 364 days of the year?
Well the day has finally arrived. The hustle and bustle, the over spending, the over eating, the school programs, get togethers with family and wrapping gifts will all soon be a memory. Many slump into depression after this day is behind them. All the excitement has died down and it's back to normal now. Many breathe a sigh of relief as this time of year has been anything but peaceful. If this is you then maybe you have lost the joy of this season of our saviors birth.
One of the themes of Christmas is peace on earth. Do you feel peaceful? If not what can you do about it? First look at your daily schedule and see if there is something you can cut out. Spending time alone with God each day should be a priority. Be able to get away from noise and just relax. Try turning off your phone and computer. Make an effort to try to relax and decompress.
On this Christmas day take time to ponder what Christmas really means. It is not Santa, funny Christmas movies, food, gifts, going to grandma's house, playing in the snow if you
happen to live where it snows but it is about a baby born of a virgin in a manger who came to save us from our sins.
Today enjoy the day and the real meaning of what this day is about. John 14:26(NIV) says 'Peace I leave you my peaceI give you. I do not give to you as the world gives.Do not let your hearts be troubled. Do not be afraid.'
PRAYER: Lord Jesus we love you and we love celebrating you coming to Earth as a baby over 2,000 years ago. This is a special day, the most special day we celebrate except maybe for the day you rose from the dead. Thanks Lord for who you are and all you have done for us. In your name we pray, Amen.