To: You and Your All
May you be blessed today and all of your days with the gifts of Christmas . . .
No matter how desperate, how crushing, or how challenging it all becomes . . . there’s hope . . . there’s an anchor . . . there’s a reason to take a breath and move forward. Romans 5:5 says this hope . . . Christmas hope . . . will not lead to disappointment.
There’s much more to the celebration of Christ’s coming than what we normally think about, requiring thought and intention to move into a celebration that is beyond the traditional glitter and gifts . . . it’s about God loving the world through the gift of Christ.
C.S. Lewis wrote, “Joy is the serious business of heaven.”
JOY, heaven’s gift, moves past the messiness, pressures, and tragedies of the world. The thing is . . . I’ve learned heaven’s gift of Christmas joy . . . is part of the faith and hope that moves us through the hard places of life.
Though the world around us is shaken with problems and crisis, we can be assured of the transforming unshakeable peace of God. We have the opportunity to choose to navigate chaos and crisis through the peace of God, refusing to be personally shaken.
The Light of the world broke through the darkness. “And the darkness could not comprehend it.”
Merry Christmas! From The TableThink Team
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