Yes, that is what Christmas means to me this year; a season for emotional healing.
This because this year, this particular Christmas season, God has led me to help so many people who are in bondage because of past hurts and wounds incurred in the past.
I have had to help people get up from the fall of financial bankruptcy, disappointments in relationships, broken homes, family strife, divorce and the trauma caused by shameful experiences of the past.
What is your own story? Have you been abused, ostracized, rejected, hated, ridiculed and insulted?
Do not give up on life, there are still good people out there. Do not give up on yourself, you still have much to give out to the world. Do not give up on God, because He will never give up on you.
Yes, someone hurt you in the past. But they do not deserve that you continue suffering for their sake. Face that pain squarely and tell it ” I’m not letting you kill me…I’m bigger than this…I’m not done with life yet…”
Do not take that hurt into the new year. I challenge you to lay it down at the feet of your Savior, Jesus. Dare to speak out…share it with someone who cares. It will lift off some of the pain. Face that person and tell them what they did wasn’t right. If they acknowledge it, good, if not, you would have taken a load off your chest.
Just do something about it.
They may not deserve it but they need it.
Merry Christmas to you all.
They’ve been times I almost gave up.
There are times I feel like throwing in the towel.
Very often I’ve wanted to do something really stupid…
But then I thought of how it will affect my son,
How he will live to suffer the effect…
Then I decided to choose the better option,
Even if it was the most difficult.
That is how God deals with us…
Because of His son He forgives you even when He shouldn’t,
He answers your prayers when you don’t deserve it,
He forgives you when you mess up,
He promises great things for you that you can not pay for
BECAUSE OF HIS SON.
What will you give to God this season BECAUSE OF HIS SON?
Give Him your whole heart, your worship and trust.
That’s the least you can do BECAUSE OF HIS SON.
I see you in that dark little room
All alone and lonesome in your thoughts
Wondering what is driving everyone around
To that frenzy of excitement and craze.
I see you wiping a tear from your cheek
Asking yourself why you have to go on
When there is just so little to live for.
I see you, angry and bitter and broke
Because you can’t join in the celebration
Not because you don’t want to
But because you don’t fit in.
I see you draw the blinds in frustration
“Who cares if I don’t go out?
No one’s gonna miss me anyway.
They’re all having fun out there.”
I want to tell you dear friend
That someone misses you so bad
Though they may not have the courage to say so
They miss that smile though so rare.
Jesus came for you too my friend
Any little act of love, joy and peace
You pose this season
Honors and welcomes your Friend to the earth.
So go out there and join the celebration
Not because you feel like it
But because He feels for you, just you
And wants to hold you in His arms.
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU. JESUS CARES, YES INDEED HE DOES. HE SEES YOUR PAIN, SHAME AND LONELINESS. HE COMMUNICATED IT TO MY HEART AND GAVE ME THESE WORDS JUST FOR YOU. I CAN FEEL YOUR YEARNINGS AND DESIRES. NOT BECAUSE I’M SUPER HUMAN, BUT BECAUSE I’VE BEEN THERE TOO. HE WIPED AWAY MY TEARS; HE WILL DO SAME FOR YOU.
Leviticus chapter 16 records the events of the Day of Atonement as commanded by God to Moses and then to the High Priest. Aaron, who was the High Priest at that time, was required to enter the holiest place of the tabernacle once a year to offer blood for the atonement of the sins of Israel. Come to think of it. It happened just once a year, on the tenth day of the seventh month.
Can you imagine the impatience, anxiety and unease in the camp of Israel as they bore their sins on their minds waiting for the day God will finally accept their repentance? They waited, prayed, and longed for their load to be lifted off their soldiers so that they can be relieved. How they must have waited for the Day of Atonement.
When it finally came, they all gathered before God to have their burdens lifted off their backs. At last, they were free, holy and acceptable before God. It is against this background that we can understand the impact of what Christ did for us on the cross of Calvary. What an excellent joy to know that under the new covenant, we do not need to wait for a Day of Atonement.
Christ offered up a sacrifice of himself once and for all (Hebrews 7:27). When he cried “It is finished”, I became holy, righteous and acceptable before God provided I lay a claim to the finished work of Calvary (John 1:12). I am already forgiven.
I do not need to wait for a particular day in which I will be worthy to ask of healing, deliverance, blessing and the like. It has become my permanent and everlasting possession all thanks to Christ’s once and for all sin offering. Am I not blessed?
The new covenant is really far better than the old (Heb. 8:6-8).