The story of Christmas is one that brings great joy. I fear that we are more stuck on short term happiness than long term joy. The truth of Christmas starts with the fact that we are sinners and need a Savior. Jesus came to be born as a baby and then grew to be a man who died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins. I believe most of my readers know this and have placed their trust in Jesus to save them from their sins. This should bring us joy. However, the sin nature is still active and brings struggle.
Despite the difficulties of life, the Christmas story should bring us back to joy. Joy for the ultimate gift that Jesus’ birth brought.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for the gift of Jesus. Thank You that we can have joy through trusting Your Son. Please help us to put our own selfishness aside and bring us back to the joy that You provide.
I pray this in Jesus’ name.
God is so good.