The whole world seeks to find peace in these times of conflict, distress and confusion. Some look to jobs, others follow after relationships and others look to finances. However, the only peace that will satisfy the cry which is in every human heart, comes from God. If you keep seeking the peace offered by this world, you will be manipulated by it, disappointed with it, and left empty once you have it. The wise men sought Jesus 2000 years ago by following what they saw in heaven; a light in the darkness of the night. What they found when they found Him, was more than an answer. They found absolute peace for their soul and absolute hope for their future. All this happened just because they refused to stop following the light God gave them.
In case you missed it, the God of creation has given all of us the light we need to make our way to Him. That “Light” came into the world as a baby boy, and was born to a Jewish virgin named Mary. He lived a sinless life and offered Himself freely on the cross as a sacrifices for our sins. When Jesus was born in Bethelehem, God came for all of us. When He died on the cross, God died for all of us. When He rose from the dead, God conquered death, hell and the grave for all of us. If He did all that for us, why not do the one thing He asks of you?
What’s that, you might ask? Give yourself back to Him by embracing what Jesus did to pay for your sins! You are guilty, He was not. Can you believe that truth? He died on the cross in your place, and paid the price for your sins. Can you believe how much He loves you? He went into hell and defeated the devil, so you would not have to? Can you believe He rose from the dead to prove He had the victory? Can you believe He freely offers that new, eternal life to you? If you can, then you believe in the real Christmas message, and you understand what Christmas is all about. If you don’t believe, then what is stopping you? Why not give the best gift of all?? Give yourself back to God and be free of sin so you can know His love. Be like the Wise Men of old, and follow the light of truth that is shining in your dark night. If you follow that truth, you will find the One God the Father sent to bring you back to Himself! Then you will most certainly have a very Merry Christmas, and a peace filled life!