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What are You Putting Your Trust in This Christmas?

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The Christmas season is magical. From warm memories of our childhoods and family traditions to the joy of giving gifts and spreading love to others, I bet most of us feel jolly right now.

It’s easy to get caught up in the glitter and lights and holly all around, though. It’s easy to think this season is mainly about presents and family.

But I’m challenging myself to spend more time reflecting on this momentous occasion – celebrating the fact that God saw our need and responded with love, giving us the greatest gift of all.

Jesus’ birth all those years ago means we no longer need to put trust in ourselves or things of this world. We no longer need to search for a way out of our troubles or the darkness happening outside our doors. Jesus came down to be the light of the world – the light we so long for.

As much as we love them, all the presents and trees and decorations and family times are fleeting. The season will be over in a flash. Yet, the joy and celebrating don’t have to stop  December 26. The wonderful feelings of hope, anticipation, and happiness can be a part of every day if you chose to trust in the gift of eternity that Jesus provides.

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“Do not put your trust in princes, in human beings, who cannot save, when their spirit departs, they return to the ground, on that very day their plans come to nothing. Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord their God.”
{ Psalm 146 }

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I don’t want this season to pass with only thoughts and thanksgiving for the worldly side of it. I don’t want my trust and joy to be in the shiny things that surround me right now but will be gone in a few weeks.

Christmas deserves to be so much more than that.

I hope you’ll choose to be intentional with me. Intentional about reflecting His light wherever we go. Intentional about giving our time and talents to serve others. And intentional about remembering what Christmas is really all about.

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