Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel. — Isaiah 7:14
I never come to Christmas without thinking of the thousands of people who are lonely and troubled at this time of year. I have had psychiatrists tell me their schedules are overloaded with people who find the Christmas season almost more than they can bear because of their loneliness and isolation.
Christmas is God’s reminder that we are not alone.
God revealed in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus a reconciling love that rescues us from separation and loneliness. We are not alone; God has come down from Heaven to tell us He loves us! At this Christmas season you can be assured that Jesus Christ is here. He is here to give us hope, to forgive our sins, to give us a new song, to impart faith, and to heal our spiritual wounds if only we will let Him. The Christmas message has not changed after two thousand years. Christmas still reminds us that God is with us. If you are lonely this Christmas, welcome Christ into your life. Then ask Him to help you reach out to someone else who is lonely, and show that person His love.
~Billy Graham, Hope for Each Day
Excerpted with permission from Jesus, Light of the World, copyright Thomas Nelson.
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You are not alone. Even if you feel lonely today, the truth is that God Himself is with you. Who can you reach out to who might also be feeling alone? The neighbor down the street? A co-worker? Someone you regularly see at the coffee shop? Share Jesus’ love today and see what He does! Come share your thoughts with us on our blog. We want to hear from you! ~ Devotionals Daily