This year of 2020 has been a difficult one for most of us. So we all need Christmas more than ever!
When Jesus entered our world, it was during a most disruptive time. The world He was born into was experiencing great political, social, and religious division and conflict. Violence, sickness, poverty, and evil were everywhere. Remember, Joseph and Mary were desperately poor. And not long after His birth the angel had to warn Joseph to take Mary and the Baby and flee to Egypt because His life was in danger. (Matthew 2:13-15)
Sounds in many respects like 2020.
And right in the middle of all that mess Jesus came to be “God With Us”! (Matthew 1:23)
It has taken an intentional choice for me to celebrate the holidays this year. Perhaps you feel the same. In 2020, celebrating Christmas almost feels like an act of defiance! And that’s a good thing.
Wherever this Christmas finds you, I pray Jesus be with you in an unusually special way.
May His presence fill your heart with the Joy the angel proclaimed to the shepherds and the Peace the angel choirs sang of.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!” (Luke 2:11-14)
Only because He came to earth can we truly experience the Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love that Advent signifies.
May Jesus be born in your heart anew this Christmas.
Merry Christmas from me and all of us at Dr Carol Ministries!
Your Turn: What does Christmas mean to you? How are you planning to celebrate a Merry 2020 Christmas? Will you celebrate, even as an act of defiance this year?
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