Christmas in today's culture is synonymous with crowds, busyness and feeling hurried. If you are like me, it seems as if this month is crazier than any other time of the year.
We have the pressure to spend more money each Christmas and try not to miss out on anything and every Christmas tradition that we have had in the past or we hear about from others.
Richard Foster wrote in his book Celebration of Discipline, “In contemporary society our Adversary majors in three things: noise, hurry, and crowds. If he can keep us engaged in ‘muchness’ and ‘manyness,’ he will rest satisfied.” At no time of the year is this observation a greater reality. Could it be that the crowds, the shopping, the incessant bell ringing and music playing, the increased numbers of activities, the fast-paced lifestyles are simply a ploy of Satan to keep us from the Savior?"
My goal this Christmas is to show as much love and peace to others as I can. You can't buy peace at the store. You can't find peace by being busy. You can't find peace by hurrying to the next event. Peace is found in the person of Jesus. Immanuel, God with us!
“For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6.
Jesus is the Prince of Peace. Rest in this truth. He is bigger than any struggle that you face. He is Peace!