We live in anxious times. Terrorism is living up to its name—terror. Violence hangs over our planet like a dark cloud. Think about the images on the news: the senseless attacks, the bloodshed, the random acts of cruelty. And there is the fear of another recession. We seem to teeter on the edge of the financial world going down. And there’s more…the tumor you can’t diagnose, the marriage you can’t fix, the boss you can’t please.
Are you scared? May I suggest that you need a little Christmas? You see, Christmas is about Christ. And Christ-mas is not Christ-mas unless—or until—you receive the message of Bethlehem. In the hurry and scurry of the season, have you taken time to receive the promise of the season? God gets us, God saves us, and God is always near us.