For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6
Despite the changes we have seen in 2020, you don’t have to look very far to notice the hustle and bustle of Christmas happening all around. Stores are decorated and people are busy prepping for the holiday.
How grieved our Lord must be every day as everyone runs around to buy gifts, but many do not know the true reason we celebrate Christmas. That is because baby Jesus was born over 2000 years ago in Bethlehem to become the Savior of His people.
“Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest; and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.” Luke 2:11-14
Will you ask the Holy Spirit to touch your heart as you seek His peace in the coming weeks? I understand how lonely the holidays can be. You may be spending the first holiday alone, without your spouse. I know it won’t be easy to do, but it is worth striving to seek and share the true meaning of Christmas with others. The Lord can use those interactions to bring peace to you. Ask the Lord how He wants you to radiate His love to others this Christmas. Will you say Merry Christmas to others? If your heart is hurting right now, ask the Lord to heal your broken heart. Nothing is too hard for Him!
I made an acrostic for Merry Christmas. May you meditate on each letter:
M – Marriage was created and ordained by God. It is a covenant between you, your spouse and God.
E – Jesus Christ was born to save the lost and give them eternal life.
R – Your Lord wants to restore, rebuild and resurrect your hurting or dead marriage for God to get all the glory, honor and praise.
R – Let God become your refuge and your rock who will rescue your beloved spouse from the enemy’s camp.
Y – You cannot change your spouse’s heart, but God can.
C – Christ was born in a manger and died on the cross at Calvary for you, your spouse and your family’s sins.
H – The Holy Spirit wants to be your Comforter, Counselor, Provider and Friend every day of your life and especially right now.
R – Resist the enemy. Resist giving up on your husband or wife as you stand with God for marriage restoration.
I – Ignore all the tricks, schemes and circumstances that come from the enemy, Satan. Keep your eyes on your Lord Jesus every day.
S – Stand firm on the promises of God. He will never fail you!
T – Trust in the Lord for your life and your marriage restoration. His timetable will be perfect!
M – When you married your spouse, never forget your wedding vows. You are no longer two, but one flesh with a covenant with God.
A – Do not allow anger, adultery or alcohol or any other sins of the flesh to destroy your marriage. Pray for the Lord to transform you and your spouse’s heart completely.
S – Scriptures — God’s Holy Word. Start reading and memorizing God’s Word to change you and then transform your spouse’s hardened heart.
Please continue to be faithful and pray for your beloved spouse and all prodigal spouses and children. Ask the Lord today to bless you and your family during the Christmas holidays with a special gift from Him. Start thanking the Lord every day for what He is doing on the other side of your mountain.