It’s only been a couple weeks since Christmas came and went. Some have packed away the lights and decorations. Most folks have taken down their trees and set them outside to be carried off by the waste management team. This most miraculous, mysterious event in the history of mankind has served its purpose for the time being. At least that’s what the world would have us believe, when in fact Christmas isn’t just a day. It’s the birthday of a King – the release from the bondage and chains of sin – the hope for eternity. Still, we carefully wrap it up and tuck it aside for another year.
We live in a time when we need this celebration to fill us with hope, peace and joy for a lifetime. Jesus came for all people. He is the hope of all generations, whether they are black, yellow, red or white. He chose us to share heaven with Him. What an honor.
Let us never forget – even though everything around us seems to be collapsing – though we have lost our ability to trust anyone for the truth – though we are living in confusing, difficult times – our Jesus, our God will always remain the same. His consistency is what we need to get through the muck of everyday life. Trust Him alone. Honor Him with your voice and prayers. Kneel down and adore Him, for He is our only hope, and know that you are a redeemed child of the King.