I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 NLT

December is passing quickly. Events have been canceled and Christmas is looking different from what we’ve always known. Many are feeling the sadness of worry and wonder. But Jesus reminds us to be faithful and remember better days WILL come. 

He is our faithful friend, He is loving and kind. He helps us learn to cope. He is light in the darkness; our precious Prince of PEACE. He came to give us HOPE. Jesus leads us to the Father and helps us find STRENGTH from His holiness.  

Oh, how we need to recognize God’s loving presence and humble our hearts to RECEIVE. God sent Jesus to bring GOOD NEWS. This is what we need! The manger reminds us of the best gift of Christmas. It allows us to reflect on the Christ Child and understand  God’s will was fulfilled.   

No matter what we’re going through, God IS HERE and ready to renew our hearts with a better understanding of His love. He will help us examine our hearts and recognize what needs to be discovered.     

If we take time to reflect on this season of good, we will welcome the JOY of Jesus and receive the gift of calm. Christmas is SO MUCH MORE than one day of celebration. It is a never-ending opportunity to welcome GRATITUDE every day. It is what we need to hold us together while we remain faithful and TRUST.     
Dear God, thank you for blessing us with this wonderful season of HOPE. As we open our hearts to welcome Jesus, help us embrace the fulness of PEACE and find needed STRENGTH. Fill us with everything we need to remember HE is the reason we celebrate.  Thank you for showing Your presence and restoring our hearts to be reminded of the power of Your love. Hold us close and ready our hearts to welcome Christmas. Thank you, Lord! We’re so grateful we can count on YOU to love us through every single moment of our lives.  ♥ Amen


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