Hello everyone…and a very Merry Christmas to you all! I am so glad that you decided to stop by “A New Day of New Hope Blog!” My prayer for you; is that you will truly experience peace in your life, from the Prince of all Peace…Jesus Christ!
Today, I just wanted to stop by and be with those, who may be struggling this Christmas. Maybe you are going through moments that you feel no one could ever understand…but I do. As I wrote to you yesterday…I have celebrated Christmas’…where there was no joy in my heart…moments, when I was laid up after major surgeries…and even times of deep heartache and pain.
You know…it’s not always easy to celebrate Christmas, when a person is living with a chronic illness…experiencing the loss of a loved one…or even without work, while finding life to be one struggle after another.
One thing I would like to encourage you with today; is that Christmas isn’t about what you have or don’t have. It’s not about the food you eat or the clothes you wear; but it’s about the One who lives within you…and when you have Christ living within your heart…then it’s as if you are celebrating Christmas all year long!
Throughout this Christmas…there is one special thing that has truly drawn me closer to Jesus…and that is the thought that His nativity resides within my heart…for He came into this world, for you and me…and when we allow Him to be born within our hearts; then we are truly experiencing the real meaning of Christmas!
In my home, there will be no gifts wrapped in ribbons and bows…but there will be a gift that I will open…and that is the gift that came into this world…thousands of years ago…a gift that was wrapped up in love, for you and for me…and my prayer today; is that you will truly experience that love…a love that can override anything you may be facing right now.
As we close our time together…please know that you have a special place in my heart and I will be keeping you close in thought and prayer, over this Christmas season. I may not know your name or what you may be facing at this time…but Jesus does…and His love for you is so real…more than you will ever know!
Please take care and many blessings on your Christmas!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…