Your Christmas Story
Your Christmas Story
On the seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me a “story.”
Without Jesus Christ there would be no Christmas. Without Jesus Christ there would be no forgiveness of sin. Without Jesus Christ there would be no resurrection from the dead. Without Jesus Christ there would be no reconciliation with God. Without Jesus Christ there would be no hope. Without Jesus Christ you would not have a story.
You are a walking breathing story of Christmas. Your story of redemption, forgiveness of sin and salvation is Christmas. You are the Christmas story. This is the time of year to celebrate the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This is the time of year to remember the purpose of God coming to earth in the person of Jesus Christ. This is the time of year to celebrate all God has done throughout the ages for HIS children.
Your story is about victory and hope through your wilderness experiences. Your wilderness, tests, problems, and circumstances are unique to you. God allows difficult experiences in your life so God can get the glory. It might be the death of a father, mother or child. It could be the divorce of your parents. It could be rejection by a family member. It might be abuse by a family member. It might be financial bankruptcy. It might be marital difficulty. It might be a prodigal child. It might be an addiction. It might be a dishonest act. It might be an unfair situation at work. Your story of deliverance from failure, pride, selfishness, discontentment, fear, guilt, shame, worry, addiction, anger, bitterness, unforgiveness, envy, greed and rejection is unique to you. You inherited a sin nature caused by Adam and Eve. Jesus came to give you victory.
Your story is about how God used the wilderness which looked like an unmovable mountain. What looked impossible, God used to shape and mold you. HE uses every situation for HIS good. Your story is about God’s faithfulness as you go through the wilderness. The story is your story of how God used a circumstance to get your attention. The story is about how God delivered you through a problem or circumstance. The story is about how you changed even though the circumstance or problem may have stayed the same.
All things work together for good for those who love God and are called according to His purpose so Jesus can have more brothers and sisters. The little suffering you go through is nothing compared to the suffering Jesus endured for your freedom.
Your Christmas story is for all seasons, not just Christmas. Your story is about the victory and freedom Jesus Christ has given you. It is a testimony to God’s faithfulness and love. While you were still in sin Christ died for you.
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