With the release of their newest album, Sing Noël, Point of Grace wanted to spend a few minutes – through music and devotions – reminding us to remember WHO the Christmas season is all about. We hope you love their devotional words as you begin to get into the Christmas spirit.
For many of us, Christmas is a much-anticipated time of joy and excitement. But for some of us, the Christmas season is difficult.
Remind our hearts of who You are.
You are Immanuel – God with us! You are our constant companion… that means we are not alone in our joy or sorrow. We are not alone in our secrets or celebrations. We are not alone in the chaos of trying to get it ALL done perfectly. And certainly not alone in the despair of sickness or the “new normal” that life has brought us. YOU ARE WITH US!!!
Help us find joy and comfort in your promises. And Father, help us, this Christmas season, to have the courage to tell others of the One who is with us… To spread the light and share the Good News! Our Immanuel has come to earth, and we are not alone!”
Leigh Cappillino (Point of Grace)
P.S. A dear friend of mine, Barbara Johnson of Spatula Ministries, once said,
“God hath not promised skies always blue, flower-strewn pathways all our lives through. God hath not promised sun without rain, joy without sorrow, peace without pain. BUT, God hath promised strength for the day, rest for the labor, light for the way, grace for the trials, help from above, unfailing sympathy, undying love. What more can we ask of the SAVIOR than to know we are never alone – that His mercy and love are unfailing and He makes all our problems His own.”
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