Soon it will be Christmas and each one of us wants a gift this day. Our hearts crave for more than we already have. Things, things, things! But in life, we can't just be happy having all the things in life. As I thought about Christmas, I began to ponder what this day really mean to me and for others. This day is supposed to be Jesus day, but for many, it is like " my day" or "what I want this Christmas."
But as I ponder, I realized that this season not only brings joy. It brings also sadness:
- Sadness for those that will celebrate Chritmas apart from their loved ones.
- Sadness for those that can't afford to buy gifts
- Sadness for those that did not even know if they have food to eat that day.
- Sadness for those that are sick
- Sadness for those who lost someone near
And I thought, can Jesus be sad too at Christmas when the whole world is celebrating His birthday?
Well, I believe Jesus can be sad at Chritmas, because lots of people celebrate Christmas not because of him....for some it is just a holiday. Eat, party and be merry.
For people who are not really looking forward for this season because it brings more pain than happiness, maybe we can ponder what this day really means for us. It is the day that we can remember how God really loved us by giving us His Son Jesus on that day. Jesus is our Savior. He can lighten our loads. He promised to carry them for us. He can make the dark rooms in our lives brighter coz He is the light of the world. He can fill the empty places in us with the fruits of the spirit.
He loves us so much that He died for our sins.
We can read in Psalm 46:2-4
God is our refuge and our strength, an ever-present help in distress.
Thus we do not fear, though earth be shaken and mountains quake to the depths of the sea,
Though its waters rage and foam and mountains totter at its surging. 4 The LORD of hosts is with us; -
This song is for those that needs to be uplifted this season of the year!
God will carry you! He will carry your burdens for you. So smile and be merry. Look to the source of light and life and you will never be in darkness and will be alive body soul and spirit :)