Have you ever been to a birthday party and you were amazed with all the work put into the preparations? As you enjoy the party, you get caught up in the decorations, the food, and the music. Then you notice one major detail. Where is the guest of honor?
Pastor Hamilton made a valid point as he spoke about the woman of a Home Owners Association, who had to pick a home with the best Christmas decorations. No one won because it was suppose to be about Jesus. There was no room for Jesus on their lawns because they where fixated on the décor. Perhaps, their focus was more on how to outshine their neighbor than to display Jesus.
How about you, have you forgotten about Jesus? During this time of year, we can get caught up in making sure we have the best Christmas tree, decoration, and purchasing gifts for family and friends. What will you do with Jesus?
God wants to set us free. He sent a “True Light”, Jesus, to save us. “Then Jesus again spoke to them saying, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.” (John 8:12) It is good to know that we will not be in Spiritual darkness as long as we have Jesus.
Whatever we are going through, we can trust that God will handle it. We can’t allow our hurts to destroy us. Jesus didn’t allow rejection to ruin him because he was here for a much greater cause, to seek and to save the lost. (Matthew 18:11)
As a believer in Christ, how can you encourage others to fully trust in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ?
· We need to let Him be our God.
· Lean on Him When you hurt
· Lift Him up in Praise
Which point can you most relate to?