Let the peace of heart that comes from Christ be always present in your hearts and lives, for this is your responsibility and privilege as members of His body. And always be thankful. Colossians 3: 15 TLB

HOPE came to heal when Jesus was sent to save. Christmas can be difficult for those who are tired and worn.  But God knows how to nurture a renewal of STRENGTH. He longs for us to TRUST in Him and welcome PEACE from the Savior.  

At Christmas, we enjoy giving, but sometimes forget we also NEED to RECEIVE. We should be ready to welcome Jesus and allow Him to fill the empty spaces in our hearts.  
Gifts from the Holy Spirit can’t be tied with a bow. They provide JOY from God’s presence. When we take time to consider what Jesus has done, we feel the glory of Christmas and find a deeper appreciation.   

JESUS helps us welcome Christmas calm. He reminds us to TRUST Him all the days of our lives. He gives courage to remember we are treasured and loved. He helps us remember there will never be a moment without Him. 

Oh, let us learn to humbly RECEIVE and make room for Jesus in our hearts. He is worthy of praise at Christmas and EVERY single day. He is HERE and He LOVES US!

Dear God, thank you for moments to feel the presence of Your holiness. As we prepare for Christmas, humble our hearts so we will feel the STRENGTH of Your LOVE. Remove our worries as we gratefully RECEIVE the Savior. We will welcome the glory of Christmas. What a beautiful gift You have given! Thank you for Jesus! From the bottom of our hearts, we will GIVE Him ALL of our love. Amen 


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