Charlyne Cares

Are you standing for the restoration of your marriage? A daily devotional that will offer encouragement from God’s Word as you stand for the restoration of your marriage.

Jesus is the Reason for the Season

“But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord’.” Luke 2:10-11

It is easy to get caught up in the lights and sounds of the holiday around us and forget the true reason we celebrate Christmas, the birth of Jesus. Nothing else matters if we fail to give Jesus His rightful place in our activities at Christmas. This year is different. Many churches aren’t meeting for regular services. Many churches have even had to cancel their regular Christmas programs. Despite what is happening, we can still focus on the true reason we celebrate and that is the birth of Jesus.

The rest of this month may be difficult for you. Our staff and prayer partners are praying for you through the New Year. We are praying that prodigals will be invited to church services where they can hear the truth of Jesus’ birth and why He came. You may be the one to invite your prodigal to a Christmas service.

Have you had an announcement from the Lord regarding something that is going to happen in the future to your loved one? I did. But God! The Lord told me to trust Him, follow Him, and obey Him. It was like Mary’s announcement:

“The angel went to her and said, ‘Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.’ Mary was greatly troubled at His words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. But the angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High’.” Luke 1:28-32

When the Lord made the announcement to me about what He wanted me to do for our family, I had similar thoughts as Mary, “How will this be, since I am divorced and Bob is planning to marry someone else?” I decided with my Lord, that I was going to stand and wait forever for my husband to come home. I chose to have my children not have to face another man in our home as their stepfather. I chose to have my heavenly Father meet our financial, emotional, spiritual and physical needs.

I chose to be different and to be like a Mary, to be used by the Lord according to His will. I chose to be a godly mother and teach my children daily the importance of our Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus is the reason that I chose to believe for a miracle for marriage restoration. God’s will and way is always perfect.

Our desire is that each of you will choose to stand firm in the Lord this Christmas. The Lord has you right where He wants you today. He could change things instantly if He so willed. So be ready! Yet know there may be a reason you need to wait.

Celebrate our Lord’s birthday with new meaning and may I suggest you make one or two new traditions. My prayer is that you will realize that you are not alone during the holidays. Our Lord God says He will never hurt you, reject you, or leave you.

Ask one of your widowed friends or someone who is having a rough time to go and worship with you. Pray and ask the Lord who you are to invite. Please do not forget to pray that many prodigals will come to their senses throughout the New Year, surrendering their hearts, lives and wills to their Lord Jesus Christ.

Expect a miracle! Nothing is impossible with our Lord!

God bless,


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