”But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.” Luke 2:10
Both during Christmas time and throughout the rest of the year, we deal with stress, like family and relationship problems, health struggles, financial issues, and more. However, Christmas is a reminder that God cares for us and loves us. We can make Christmas to be about a lot of different things, but it’s core message is one of hope. Jesus is here! The times of darkness, fear, hopelessness, and despair are coming to an end! God comes in humility, yet with intent and power that is still felt to this day. Love from God himself will be poured out and His people will be saved. He will be known as the Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace. No one can ever or will ever compare to Jesus!
We have many challenging things we walk through in our life’s, but let us not forget you have every reason to have joy! He is still the God that is here, alive, and full of power to do the impossible! The brokenhearted are still being healed. Captives are being set free and released from darkness. The oil of joy is pouring on those in mourning and the garment of praise is replacing the spirit of heaviness. This is our Jesus and this is the reason why we still have cause for great joy this Christmas season!