This Christmas season is upon us and is like no other that we have seen before! Globally, we have seen a myriad of tragedy, sickness and hate. This year has been both sad and strange to say the least.
As we enter a period where we are accustomed to meeting and celebrating with friends and family, this year will be tough with social distancing and isolations. This season is often characterized by gifts and traditions, many of which will not happen this year.
But this year, throughout this Christmas season, I believe it is important to reflect on a source of hope of peace. A hope and peace that many are struggling to find in 2020. The hope and peace that comes from the true meaning of Christmas.
“Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.” Matthew 1:23
In a world of chaos, war, hunger, sickness, and hate; a world where we can feel alone in a crowd and we never know what is coming next, there is one constant. Jesus Christ. The God that became man. The God who left his heavenly throne because He loved YOU and wanted to be able to have a relationship with YOU. The God who is with us. Yesterday, today, forever, He is with us.
So if you are feeling alone this holiday season, if you are feeling devoid of hope, I want to remind you that there is someone who wants to be with you. And not just anyone, the God of the universe wants to be with you.
We wish everyone a Merry Christmas filled with hope, peace and love. Be safe and we will see you in 2021!
To conclude, I want to leave you with the words from A Christmas Monologue that was released by for King and Country last week.
To think that a baby boy born in a stable,
No prestige, no privilege,
No social media or social status,
Political campaigns or private airplanes.
And yet, He turned BC into AD,
He flipped the world on its head.
He’s the most famous name around the globe.
Inspired the most read book ever written.
He reconnected us to Heaven and, in turn, brought Heaven down to Earth.
And now, He offers us redemption,
A fresh start,
So that we can hold our heads high and march through this life knowing that we are never alone.
That every woman and man, boy and girl,
To all of us who feel like we have nothing left,
Nothing to bring,
We can know that God is smiling at us,
That He’s loving us,
That we are enough.
So light up that Christmas tree.
Stand under the mistletoe.
Surround yourself with the ones you love the most.
And, together, let’s celebrate the greatest news this world has ever known!