Life is beautiful. And yet, in the midst of this beauty - life can be a struggle also. We live in a world where all of us are caught between joy and sorrow, peace and fear, hope and despair. Some of the words I have heard people speak to me about their lives this past year are very telling. Some of these words are doubt, fear, distrust, hopelessness, sadness, grief, sorrow, despair, conflict, discouragement, turmoil, unrest. We all feel these and go through these dark times. Yet, Christmas reminds us of the light of God’s love and gift.
Advent is the time to remember the powerful gifts of Christmas. In love, God the Father sent Jesus as a gift to this world. In Luke chapter 2 we see many gifts found in Jesus that should be helping us live in the light of Christmas. Some of these gifts are hope, joy, peace, salvation. These gifts are God’s answer to our dark times of struggle. These gifts have the power to overcome any of the struggles we have in life.
Join us this December as we look at the gifts of Christmas and learn to apply them into our lives.