No day is accidental or incidental. No acts are random or wasted. Look at Jesus’ birth at Bethlehem. A king ordered a census. Joseph was forced to travel. Mary, as round as a ladybug, bounced on a donkey’s back. The hotel was full. The hour was late. The event was one big hassle.
Yet out of the hassle, hope was born. It still is. I don’t like hassles. But I love Christmas because it reminds us of the heart-shaping promises of Christmas. Long after the guests have left, and the carolers have gone home and the lights have come down, these promises endure: God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God (Romans 8:28). Perhaps you could use some Christmas this Christmas?
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