Mark 5:36 As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, “Be not afraid, only believe.”
It is not just important to believe in God; it is extremely important to believe God. Isn’t that the same? No. You can believe in God, but not believe He can do miracles, or change a situation in your life. You can believe in God, and still live like the world, doing everything the non-believer is doing.
This is the season of wonders and joy, we all love the holidays and wish the good cheer and kindness would last the whole year, but that doesn’t seem to be the norm. This season it is important to really take a look at what we believe. Where are our priorities, what is our focus? Are we just trying to make one more lap around the rat race, or are we really living in the fullness of God?
It all comes down to what we believe. I’m not talking about Santa, or reindeers that have red noses and fly; nor am I talking about snowmen with magic hats that sing and dance all around the town. If only that was all we needed to believe in. No, I am talking about living life in faith, on a higher plain. Believing that all of God’s promises are yes and amen!
This year take a look at what we believe. Do we believe that Jesus was born of a virgin? Do we believe He is the Son of God? Do we believe He is God; Supernaturally placed in the womb of a woman -- He is all God, all man? Do we believe He did signs, miracles and wonders? Do we believe He went about doing good and healed all who were oppressed by the devil? Do we believe He went to the cross and died for the sins of the world? Do we believe He was resurrected and is alive; sitting at the right hand of God the Father in heaven interceding for you and me right now? Do we believe He is coming again—soon and very soon?
The joy and happiness we feel at this time of year is a reflection of Jesus Christ, The Light of the world. He came to earth on a midnight clear to remove the darkness. All the heavenly angels rejoiced to tell the good tidings of great joy! The good news: Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace, goodwill toward men? One silent night the Savior of the world, was born and placed in a humble manger—O Come Let Us Adore Him!
Jesus’ mission was to bring peace to our troubled hearts. He is still available, He still wants to dwell at the inn of our hearts. We must believe He is who He says He is, the healer, deliverer, savior, and a friend that sticks closer than a brother. He is the one that died for us, yet lives in us. His heart is open and willing to take us into eternity.
This season take time to reflect on what we believe, and find the true meaning of Christmas. Don’t allow the Holy One to get lost among the wrappings. Give Him the honor of being first in our thoughts, prayers and in our hearts. Celebrate His life for He alone is worthy.
Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder, and His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.