By: Dale Walker
1) Remember in all the family and social gatherings Jesus is the reason we celebrate. He is Emmanuel, God with us. Regardless of the season of life you are in, God is with you, if you are missing a loved one, He is with you; if you are fighting sickness, He is with you, missing the way things were, He is with you. Stay thankful for His closeness!
2) Mary could have complained about God’s lack of provision for her and focused on “how much her obedience cost her” but she trusted God instead. Don’t allow disappointments in how things are working out to make you bitter or to doubt God’s love, He knows exactly where you are and what you need!
3) Christians believe Angels really filled the sky and sang of God’s glory on the night of Christ’ birth. We really believe the shepherds visited the manger and a star led the wise men to visit. The Bible is not a fairy tale, the events happened just like they are written!
4) God’s grace is greater than the sins of all humanity and available when you don’t think you are worthy of it. God has created you to be unique, an original and necessary for His body to be effective. Never give up because of your failures and broken dreams, He knows everything you are facing and made you for His use, He is waiting for your call!