One thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple. For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent and set me high upon a rock. Psalm 27:4-5

There is a spirit of peace that surrounds the manic chaos we all make of the Christmas season. It is quite ironic that we become so anxious and stressed out about the crazy build up to Christmas Day. The decorations!! The shopping!! The food!! The preparations that take place in hopes of a wonderful memory making day!!  And yet the whole time is all about a peace that surpasses all understanding… a time when God became man in the most innocent way possible… as a baby. He did this just to remind us how precious we are and how amazing the gift of life can be. Jesus came to bring eternal peace to planet earth. He came to reconcile us with the Father and cancel out the curse of sin and death we were all living under. Christmas is ultimately about the most amazing peace we will ever know. The peace and the joy of knowing Jesus.

This time of the year can also become a time of uncertainty and confusion for many… as the year comes to a close and a new one begins we can be lured into the doubts and fears of the unknown. But let me assure you. When Jesus is your life there is no room for anxiety and intimidation. He fills us with faith, hope and love and a confidence to face tomorrow as we seek first His kingdom.

Set your heart on all He has intended for you at this time. His goodness and His purposes.

I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD. Psalm 27:13-14

Praying your week is an amazing expression of the joy and giving that comes with Christmas!

It’s all about Jesus!


Pictured: Decorations from the Grace family Tree