"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." John 16: 33 NIV

Often, we forget God is the mighty Provider of everything we need. He opens our hearts to recognize His guiding in our lives. He places PEACE in the promise of His everlasting love, as we welcome Jesus.

Jesus meets us where we are and shows us how it feels to be held by holiness. And, when we choose to follow Him all the days of our lives, He never fails to recognize our need. Our loving Shepherd of strength guides us and shows us how to find hope in the Father.

Sometimes, we’re afraid to humble our hearts and admit that we’re weak. But, God knows our every thought. He shows us how to welcome calm. He cradles us in care and helps us remember; we WILL find strength from His faithfulness.

Christmas is the perfect time to turn our eyes on Christ and RECEIVE Him. God sent Jesus to the world so we will receive eternal life and dwell with Him forever. “Joy to the world, the Lord has come. Let earth RECEIVE her King.” May every heart accept the greatest gift of Christmas and welcome the present of His perfect PEACE.

Dear God, Thank you for this season of HOPE. As we welcome Jesus, we welcome YOU and praise the power of Your strength. Humble our hearts, so we will be reminded to gratefully receive the greatest gift of our lives. Amen


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