Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? ~ Luke 12:6
This is my first Christmas without my mom. A day that is bittersweet. A day that I count my blessings and give thanks for my life, family, and friends. A day that is entrenched in joy, sadness, grief, love, gratitude, hope, and serenity. As I prayed this morning, I tried to describe to Jesus how I felt… but, no words seemed adequate to express the bundle of emotions gripping my very soul. Then I realized that Jesus didn’t need my words to understand the desires of my heart. So, I cast my cares upon Him, because He cares for me (1 Peter 5:7).
For those struggling with loss, heartache, or despair… God has not forgotten you. He sent His son, Jesus Christ, to save you. Psalm 30:5, tells us that weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. So, on this Christmas day… remember that the birth of Jesus Christ wasn’t an ordinary birth of an ordinary child. It was the incarnation of God Himself. In other words, God became a man in an act of profound love. Therefore, Jesus is both fully God and fully man (John 1:14). He understands what you are going through. You don’t have to feel abandoned. You’re not alone. If you ask and believe… Jesus Christ will comfort you.
God has made it possible for you to have a personal relationship with Him—which is one of the reasons Jesus Christ was born. Therefore, be encouraged on this Christmas day. Think good thoughts, remember the good times and look forward to better days (Philippians 4:8). Know that God has not forgotten you on this Christmas day. Psalm 8:4, tells us that God is mindful of us and that He cares for us. He sent His son Jesus Christ into this world as proof of his love for us.
Know that nothing happens outside of God’s awareness. He knows if a sparrow falls to the ground… He knows all about you, your hopes, and dreams …even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So, don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows (Matthew 10:30-31).
God Bless… I am Wiley’s granddaughter.