Christmas celebrates the birth of the Savior of the world, Jesus Christ. Because of our faith in Jesus Christ our future is secure - God is in control - even in uncertain times. This frees us to experience true happiness during our time here on earth, regardless of our circumstances - Genuine and Everlasting Joy!
During this season we sing of "peace on earth" but in these uncertain times how can we know inner peace and joy despite the circumstances? What might be keeping you from knowing that unshakeable inner peace? Health worries, job insecurity, financial stress, relationship issues, social unrest - these fears and more seem to quickly extinguish whatever peace you have. As another year comes to an end it's a good time to reflect and evaluate the direction of your life. Are you finding peace in the things you're seeking? True peace is not found in something but someone, Jesus the Prince of Peace!
Your life will lack peace and purpose until you realize there is a God who loves you and seeks a relationship with you through Jesus. He alone is our source of peace and fulfillment. No amount of pleasure, money, education, career, status, or any other pursuit will satisfy. The wisest of all, King Solomon, discovered this truth after he first tried most everything but found no inner peace. In the end he concluded it all was “meaningless - like chasing the wind”. Sound familiar? Moses put it this way: "Teach us to number our days, that we may present to You a heart of wisdom". Number our days - make each day count - because you don't know what the future will bring. When all is said and done and life's end is near, will you look back and say that you pursued life correctly? More importantly, what will God say?
The only way to find peace in this life is to seek peace with God through a relationship with Jesus Christ. But how can we have peace with God when we've spent our lives chasing after worthless things and ignoring God? How could a perfect God have a relationship with someone like me after all I've done?
Here's how. God sent Jesus to bear the burden of our sins so that we could be made a new person. He promises if we repent of our sins and ask Him to forgive us He will give us a clean start on the right path. He will walk by our side through life and give us peace no matter what happens. And when this life ends He will welcome us into heaven!
God's gift of Salvation is free to anyone who will humbly come to Him and:
This is promised in God's word, the Bible. Look up Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23, Romans 5:8, John 3:16, 1 John 1:9, 1 Peter 1:3-5.
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