At Christmastime, we sing all about “peace on earth” “comfort and joy” yet if we look around the world today, you can’t help but wonder, “Where’s the joy? Where’s the peace? What comfort?”
This may be one of the hardest things for humans to understand when millions of people are unemployed, suffering financial hardship, losing their homes, with crumbling marriages, battling depression, involved in conflicts and wars no body wants, mourning senseless deaths and in utter desperation. (Read Up the Down Escalator
So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you have to endure many trials for a little while. These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world. ~ 1 Peter 2:6-7
For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. ~ 2 Corinthians 4:17-18
Jesus Christ arrived and the Jews thought that He would save them from their Roman enemies right then and there. They did not understand that Jesus was speaking of the bigger picture. He wasn’t there for a temporary fix. God sent His Son to save all people from their sins – their sins that would be their death.
During Jesus’ trial, Pilate asked Him, “Are you the king of the Jews?” (John 18:33)
Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jews. But now my kingdom is from another place.” (John 18:36)
His Kingdom is Heaven. Jesus said,
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am…” ~ John 14:1-3
God rest ye merry gentlemen
Let nothing you dismay,
Remember Christ our Savior
Was born on Christmas Day.
To save us all from Satan’s power
When we were gone astray.
Oh, tidings of comfort and joy…
Joy to the world, the Lord is come.
Let earth receive her King.
Let every heart prepare Him room
And heav’n and nature sing…
It’s hard to rejoice when we are going through tough times, but we need to trust God to get us through them. We need to keep reminding ourselves that this world is temporary and a better life is guaranteed for us in Christ Jesus.
Your room reservation in God’s house awaits. You just need to call Jesus. Once you do, you’ll feel the comfort and joy…
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
~ Philippians 4:7
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