Over two thousand years ago, a baby boy was born destined to rule his kingdom forever. He was born in a manger with his parents and shepherds on watch.
Over the years, the celebration slowly but surely spread far and wide and in various ways. From simple family gatherings to grandiose banquets and maybe travels across the U.S. or the globe. The festive yuletide spirit has also morphed into a humongous commercial form in the shape of shopping and more shopping.
Then Covid-19 struck.
The Christmas spirit seems to have fallen into an endless well of doom and gloom. Many of those who have been infected have suffered complications, and some have even passed away. There is a substantial emotional and financial strain for many. But I think the most frightening of all is the uncertainty of almost everything.
Worldwide fear, doom, and gloom will always be in this world, whether it be Covid-19 or some other calamity of gargantuan proportion.
We need to return to the baby in the manger. He who had no place to be born, who had nothing, who had threats on his life, followed his heavenly father to death. His father's plans unfolded as it should. And so it is with us. For those who believe and trust in Jesus, he will bring peace in our hearts.
May your family experience this true meaning of Christmas especially during these challenging times.
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