Christmas is a beautiful time, filled with lights, music, and family. As the classic song goes, it’s “the most wonderful time of year,” right? Many of us would agree! But sometimes… Christmas can bring up real hardships and heartaches. As everyone else seems to be rejoicing, we may be grappling with deep doubts and soul questions demanding resolution.
In the movie “Christmas Child”, based on Max Lucado’s short story “The Christmas Cross,” a Chicago journalist named Jack Davenport is faced with a very similar situation. When he finds a mysterious photograph among his recently deceased adoptive father’s possessions shortly before Christmas, he embarks on a journey to a small town in Texas in search of answers about his past. Though he encounters several roadblocks and firm no’s along the way, the mysteries start to unravel. What he discovers forever changes his view of himself, his past, and his future…
Perhaps today, you too are seeking answers to mysteries in your life. Perhaps you are begging God for answers about who you are, your past or future, a relationship that’s difficult to mend, an illness you or a loved one is battling, or a seemingly dead end situation in your job…
If you’re in this place, I encourage you to hold on to these truths:
- Those who seek Him find Him. The Bible says, “…Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.” (Luke 11:9-10) Keep asking, seeking, and knocking! Remember…the door was opened to the man who came at midnight because of his persistence. (the Bible, Luke 11:5-10)
- God hears your prayers. “Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.” (the Bible, Jeremiah 29:12) He listens to every single one!
- There is always a way out. “…God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.” (the Bible, 1 Corinthians 10:13) In the darkest night, hold tightly to this hope.
- And finally, He is with you, always. “…they shall call His name Immanuel, which is translated, “God with us.”’ (the Bible, Matthew 1:23) The light of the world is with you.
As the minister in “Christmas Child” says, “The God who spoke… still speaks. The God who came… still comes. This is the true miracle of Christmas!”
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