Christmastime is a special time of year. Gift giving and goodwill make it joyous and festive. We see manger scenes depicting the Christ child. The displays are probably more peaceful than it actually was! Maybe a donkey was braying with sheep running around and rams butting heads. Mary and Joseph were most likely dusty and tired from traveling. But in those humble beginnings, God reached out to mankind when we could not reach out to Him.
There had been 400 years of silence from the prophets before Jesus arrived. People probably wondered where God was! Galatians 4:4 (AMPC) says, “When the proper time had fully come, God sent His Son.” I want you to realize something noteworthy: God is always on time. The birth of Christ was precisely on schedule. His Second Coming will happen at the right moment too. And He will always be there when you need Him.
God will meet you where you are and change your life! Galatians 4:5 in the New Living Translation says, “God sent him to buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law, so that he could adopt us as his very own children.” Adoption means being placed in the family—as an heir! When you accept Jesus as Savior, you have access to all the benefits God bestows.
If you’re struggling, He lends a helping hand. If you’re hurting, He extends a healing touch. If you are in lack, He gives abundant provision. If you’re bound, He grants the hand of deliverance. If you feel alone, He reaches out a kind hand for you to hold on to during the dark days. If you are lost without a Savior, He gives you His hand of salvation.
Don’t limit your enjoyment of the holiday season to earthly human traditions. Receive every heavenly gift God gave to you!
Kenneth W. Hagin
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