The Christmas season is in full swing. Stores are marketing to shoppers. Travel for the most part is back to pre-pandemic levels and families are planning trips near and far. Parties and get-togethers are happening. All this is being done in the name of Christmas.
Christmastime is fun, but it can also be stressful. Family members may find themselves at odds. Businessmen and women can become frazzled as they finalize deals to make year-end goals and budgets. Let me ask you a question. In this time of hustle and bustle, have you lost your peace?
Isaiah prophesied that Jesus would be the Prince of Peace (Isa. 9:6). When our Savior arrived, the angels declared, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men” (Luke 2:14). And when He was about to depart this life, Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” (John 14:27 NKJV).
I’m not saying life will be easy. But I encourage you to see that God’s peace becomes real for us when we focus our lives on Him, not on our circumstances. The peace of God shows up in a life established on His Word. And His peace becomes ours when we realize that the One who came has overcome the world. If you’ll make an effort this holiday season to rest in His peace, you will have the best Christmas yet!
From my family to yours, Merry Christmas! May this be a season of peace, joy, and love like you’ve never known before as you celebrate God’s greatest gift to us—His Son, Jesus.
Kenneth W. Hagin
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