Merry Christmas weekend, friends. On this important weekend, I want to share about Christmas…just so hard to believe.
I know many feel this way and there was a time in my life, I also found Christmas so hard to believe.
It was easier to believe that a large man in a red suit came down a chimney to bring presents.
Than it was to believe, a Savior’s presence was the actual gift.
I am certain it was hard for Mary to believe she would give birth to a baby after not being with a man.
I am certain Joseph found it hard to believe that Mary had not been with a man.
But after experiencing the overwhelming presence of God, they believed and obeyed.
I am certain when the angels told the shepherds to Fear Not, that it was hard to believe their message and not fear what was before them.
It must have been incredibly hard to believe that the King…the Son of God…had been born in a lowly stable full of hay.
However, when I experienced the real, overwhelming presence of God in my own life, I believed as they ultimately did after a similar experience.
Once I knew the living Christ and God as my Father…this was all so easy to believe. I was 25 and felt very alone.
Through building that relationship with my Savior…in prayer, in Bible study, and listening, I now believe it all.
If you are in a place where you find it hard to believe, just look up and ask God to show you His truth. “Help me, Lord, with my unbelief.”
Then wait to be amazed.
Yes, Christmas is hard to believe…but God our Father is ready to help us through.
Jesus is the bridge between us and God.
Merry Christmas to everyone here from my family.
We hope and pray you have a joyous celebration.
And if it is just you and God…then smile…and speak to Him…get to know him…and it will not be hard to believe.
I love you, friends…will see you sometime next week! Not sure what day…family will be around for a little while.
If anyone ever wants to discuss Jesus with me, please email me at email@example.com.