December 24, 2018
Proof: Jesus Will Hold Your Life Together!
It’s Christmas Eve. A magical day of anticipation and hope for many. But others are having a hard time finding the hope, joy, and peace of Christmas for a variety of reasons. Sadly, at this time of year when we highlight the positive and optimism, all the hoopla and family messaging actually magnifies the hurt for many as well. Depression, anxiety, stress, anger, conflict, and addiction all increase during this blessed time of year.
Several years ago, one of our Stepping Stones readers sent to me this link for a video that is so inspiring and awesome, it brought tears to my eyes. Seriously. Please don’t blow this off. Set aside time to watch this unbelievable six-minute video. God’s power in our design will blow you away. I know you will be moved by this amazing truth, especially during this Christmas season when stress, loss, illness, hurt, depression, addictions, rejection, or abandonment get magnified. I know many of you will be experiencing your first Christmas without your spouse, parent, child, sibling, best friend, sanity, well-being, or sobriety. Know that Jesus will keep you from falling apart, now and forever.
This clip is 6 minutes long. I use it every year on this day because it is so powerful and I can’t say it any better or concisely for you to feel God’s sovereign power, design, and love for you, but especially through Jesus. Once you see it, you will be inspired to pass it on to those you know who are struggling. Click here now (it is safe). Or paste this link in your browser if that is easier for you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSR8z_0uW5E
Today, after watching this video, stop and realize how Jesus and the cross, physically, psychologically, and spiritually hold your life together. Pray and ask God to show you how you can actually see that in your life right now. Then, pass this to three people who need this proof of Jesus’ intimate involvement in their lives. Tomorrow, be especially thankful for our spiritual laminin. Whether you know and trust GOD will hold you together, or you think you can hold yourself together without Him is your decision, so choose well.
Dear Father God, thank You for sending Jesus to hold me together, everyday, forever. Some days, it feels like I will fall apart … but now You give me more evidence that You are always there, intimately in my life, pulling me together. I will wake up tomorrow in joyous celebration of Jesus’ birth. Without Jesus and the hope I get from my salvation, I would surely fall apart. Thank You, Jesus, for dying to be my spiritual glue. I pray in the name of our spiritual laminin, Jesus Christ; and all God’s children say – AMEN!
May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by Him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities–all things were created through Him and for Him. And he is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. Colossians 1:11-17