He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth. Isaiah 53:7
Sometimes we have to blow things off or let them go especially when it comes to sensitive feelings. Most people have probably been verbally hurt by someone. It is hard to not be mad and fight back.
Think about Jesus. Now he was really the victim of verbal and physical abuse to the max yet he remained silent. Insults, accusations, hatred all came his way.
During this most Holy Christmas season why not pause from all your running around, anxiety, and yes maybe even fear and think about the Christ child. A babe in a manger or in better terms, a barn. A little baby who was The King of kings and would come to earth to set us free. Remember he is only a prayer away.
PRAYER: Dear Lord I am very thankful for this time of year to pause and remember your birth. It brings me great joy. Help me Lord to not allow the glitter and all the rest to crowd out the true meaning. In Jesus' name. Amen.