"Christmas Blessings" - December 2019
We live in a society where most people are doing everything they can to be
secure in life. We do whatever we can to be happy. The world provides us with
many things to cheer us up or change our mood. There are many forms of
entertainment including sports and movies. As Christmas approaches, many will
enjoy giving and receiving presents. We will decorate and cook. So much work
will go into getting ready for the holidays. With it all, much remains out of our
We hope we will be at peace, that we will feel love, and that we will experience
joy. In the world such things are conditional. They require the right combination
of events and circumstances. Most of the pretense of the holidays is based in
trying to manipulate our lives in such a way that we come up with the perfect
formula. It doesn’t always work, and even when it does to some degree, it may
still lack the fulfillment we seek.
Only God can satisfy. He alone is our heart’s desire.
May Christ be in your heart and your home this Christmas. May your peace be
that which is beyond what the world can give. May the love you feel be complete.
May your joy be in Jesus the Son of God, the Savior of the world.