Friday, December 25, 2015
Christmas means different things to different people, so it is observed and celebrated differently, if at all. Like our family, some of you may have gathered last night and some may be gathering today. By the same token, some may have had a great time of fellowship with family, friends, and loved ones, and some of you may have had a sad and lonely day. One thing applies to all of us, nonetheless, and that is that everything in this life will come to an end. Today will just be a memory a hundred years from now. That’s the way God decided it would be. Regardless of that, the birth and coming of Christ into this world changed man’s destiny forever. And now, because Christ lives forever, we have a sure hope that our best days are still ahead. Christ is our living hope, and because He is, Paul offered up this prayer for all of us who have made Him our hope: “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans15:13)
If this year’s Christmas season was less than stellar for you, you can be assured that things will definitely get better, and if it was joyful and wonderful, believe it or not, things will get better for you too. Merry Christmas!
Memory verse for the week: (Jude 1:21) “Keep yourselves in God's love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.”