2 Peter 3:8-15a
Christmas is first and foremost a time to reflect on the birth of our Savior. It is also a time when families gather to remember their loved ones, and cherish the family ties that still bind them together. It is a time when love, joy, and peace are prevalent in the home, in the community, and many parts of the world. It is a time when we hold fast to memories that have helped to shape us into who we are today. A Christmas memory I have always cherished is going shopping with my Mema for gifts for families in need. Mema made a point to teach my brother and me the importance of doing for and sharing love with others especially those that had less than we did. Seeing the joy of the children we visited brought a sense of peace to my heart as I knew joy filled theirs.
I challenge you today to reflect on memories, specifically ones made with loved ones around the holiday season. Think of how these memories bring peace to your heart and ways to make new memories with your family.
May joy surround you this Christmas season, and may peace fill your heart.
“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace among those whom he favors” (Luke 2:14).