23 Dec Rejoice! The Savior is Born
We want to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!
We hope you’ve got your shopping done, but there’s still time today to run out for any last minute gifts you might need to pick-up.
So we don’t want to take up too much of your time while you prepare for the Christmas festivities.
But in addition to the gifts to give and places to go on Christmas Day, there’s a precious reason we celebrate in the first place.
Jesus Christ was born, thus we celebrate Immanuel: God with Us.
In Isaiah 9:6, the prophet tells us He will be called, “Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
These titles carry power. Power on earth, and in our lives. Power to help us through every situation, every moment of our everyday lives.
Reflecting on 2017, who was Christ to you?
- Was He your Wonderful Counselor while you struggled through some tough emotional situations?
- Was He the Mighty God you needed to cling to, to move mountains for you, to be your rock and foundation to keep your feet firmly planted on the ground?
- Was He your Everlasting Father, your good, good father wrapping His arms around you and letting you know He was right there, and everything would be ok?
- Was He the Prince of Peace bringing you calm amidst the chaos of our busy, go-go-go lives?
Today, as we prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus, let’s reflect on who He was to us this year, and thank Him for being exactly what we needed when we needed it.
Next week, we begin a 5-week series to kick-off the New Year right. Consider this series your GPS for the year, helping you get ready for the journey of 2018 and guide you to where you’re going next year. We’ll be talking about goal-setting, planning, and all the goodness that goes into starting your year off right. If you have any friends who you think could benefit from a great start to the new year, we encourage you to share this post with them so they can sign-up to receive the email series too.
And as we close, with hopeful hearts looking forward to the New Year, don’t forget to reflect on the goodness of God and who He was to you this past year.
In the comments below, would love for you respond and let us know who God was to you in 2017. I will be sure to be the first to share. Will you join me? It can just be a simple quick response of one of the titles from the Scripture above-Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Or, if you would like share more, we welcome it! Look forward to hearing from you.
Wishing you the merriest Christmas and happiest New Year!