Post after post on social media seems to exclaim: “This is the best Christmas in years!” I shout “Amen!” as I read them and join in the excitement of my friends.
That’s how I feel this Christmas too! It has been one of the best in years. That’s because God did what we could not do!
I’ m basking in the love God has for His children. His desire is for families to be reconciled to Him and to each other. Reconciliation! Oh, the freedom of it!
Ephesians 2:14 says:
For Christ Himself has brought peace to us. He united Jews and Gentiles into one people when, in his own body on the cross, he broke down the wall of hostility that separated us.
I listen to songs proclaiming the peace of Christmas and read the words in Christmas cards. This year that peace fell upon our home and our family as we experienced the gift of it in a long awaited prayer request for someone dear to us. As we enjoy our days together this week, we can’t stop talking about the goodness of God and His amazing love for us. Breakthrough is a wonderful thing, especially at Christmas. The peace of it extends to every one of us in our family! It was a present to us!
No wonder we have been inundated with spiritual warfare over the weeks prior. The enemy does not want God’s people to unite, to love and forgive. No, he would much rather fill our lives and homes with contention, strife and bitterness.
He didn’t win!
This has been the best Christmas’ in years. We are a thankful bunch!
Here are some memories I hold dear this year.