Christmas is supposed to be a joyous time of the year when we celebrate the birth of mankind’s savior, Jesus the Christ who was born of a virgin to save us from our sin nature.
Sometimes the holidays turn out well.
But then there are those things that can ruin it.
Whether death, divorce, destruction or just family disagreements have ruined your holidays, remember that the focus should always be on our Lord Jesus, not on us.
Sure, we can feel sorry for ourselves but just as He gave His life for us, it would be better to give of our selves to others.
- When you feel down, encourage someone.
- When you feel poor, give something you have to someone.
- When you feel sad, make someone laugh.
- When you feel tired, give someone rest.
Don’t let this holiday season be just another bummer holiday. Decide that you are going to make it awesome!
Go find someone to bless.
If you are alone, invite someone to go with you to something interesting like a Christmas cantata or a Christmas movie.
Don’t let the enemy steal your joy this weekend. Be proactive. Ask God to help you. Ask Him to send you someone who needs you.
Most of all, listen to hear His still small voice as it speaks to you. You may hear Him say, “Today isn’t really my birthday but I’m enjoying the celebration anyway.”
Just make sure He’s invited.
Blessings to you!
who knows that Jesus loves you know matter what
P.S. Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, it’s still a miracle that the entire world recognizes Christmas as the birth of a man who was born 2,000 years ago. He must have been more than a man.
He must have been God.