There are so many reasons I love this time of year. I love the smell of having a real tree in the house. I love watching Christmas movies. I love giving gifts and sending cards. I love Christmas music. I love singing Christmas music. I love eating Christmas cookies. I love spending lots of time with family.


But the real reason I celebrate, the whole reason for this holiday called Christmas is because of the hope Jesus brings. The birth of this little baby so long ago brings so much hope to us as Christ followers. God sent his only son to earth in the form of a little baby to live life with us. To love us unconditionally. To pay the ransom for our sins. To make it so that we can have a relationship with God forever. This holiday is so much more than Santa Claus, family and Christmas trees. It’s about the ultimate gift, one that none of us deserve but all of us can have, a relationship, an unconditional love. Jesus loves each one of us. He wants us all to have a relationship with Him. The hope of Jesus is solid and it’s real. This hope is what keeps me going each day. The only way to experience a real peace that surpasses all human understanding in this world of chaos and uncertainty is through Jesus Christ. We all have things in this life that bring us down and I’m telling you, Jesus is the only thing that will give you true joy. What have you got to lose?

“And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” -Philippians 4:7

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