Wow! Christmas is almost upon us! Earl and I hope you’re enjoying the season of celebrating the birth of our Savior. I’m loving singing Christmas songs at church, in the grocery store, at the craft shop! Let’s make a concentrated effort to focus on Jesus, the reason for this celebration. Let’s show some unexpected kindness to folks around us this week. Pick up some extra peanut butter, rice, or any canned goods for your local food pantry. They are desperate for donations this time of year. You can purchase an extra toy for a child in need. You can give blood at the local blood drive. You can stop by a hospital and share some joy with the folks who have loved ones in surgery, or those who are in the hospital themselves. Nothing is too small when you are in that situation.
It’s very easy to get distracted with all the chaos around you.
Hebrews 4:16 “Let us therefore draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and may find grace to help in time of need.”
Jesus as man was tempted every way we are, but remained sinless. He never responded wrongly. As God, He couldn’t. As man, though, he felt all the emotions we feel. This makes Him relatable to us. I’m so grateful I serve a God, Who is accessible and can relate to me. Aren’t you? See, we can go straight to Him. We don’t need someone to go for us. How cool and incredible is that? Our God is accessible and He knows first hand how we’re feeling. He’s also our High Priest, and we should approach Him with confidence, knowing He is on the throne of grace (favor) and mercy (compassion). We should take comfort in knowing He can relate to us, and that He is full of favor and compassion.
Take time each day this week to draw near to Him with confidence. In fact, start now. God loves you. Remember this….
Without Christmas, we couldn’t have Easter.
Build bridges and allow God to change your life. You will never regret it.
In His love,