Brett and I have been spending the last few weeks watching different Christmas moves. I can't tell you how long it has been since I've seen The Grinch--and I didn't remember its poignant lesson. Christmas is not just about the presents! I loved it--especially since I dislike shopping so much :)
So what is Christmas about-- It's simple. It's about the miraculous birth of a baby named Jesus who was born to set the world free from their sins. The birth of Christ was to bring "peace on earth" (Luke 2:14). Although the earth doesn't seem to have much "peace"--I know that peace is available and living in the hearts of many individuals. Despite all of life's difficulties, challenges, changes--you can have peace regardless of circumstances.
Today, I remembered that peace as I had the privilege of praying for a sweet elderly patient that was fearing a negative diagnosis. As tears welled up in her eyes--I prayed that peace would fill her--and it did. She was happily discharged with a negative test result!
So before we become frenzied about life's upsets--remember--I do and can have peace--because of the simplicity of the birth of a baby--Jesus Christ!