Merry Christmas! This is my favorite time of year. I love to give gifts, spend time with family and friends, and sing Christmas carols. Most of all, I love to reflect on what the Lord has done for us — how He was willing to leave His home in Heaven and come to this earth … how He wrapped Himself in flesh and blood and gave His life as a ransom for humankind.
What a great time to celebrate!
However, I realize that many of our partners struggle to find God’s joy and peace this time of year. Because of financial pressures, strained relationships, health problems, or just the busyness of the holidays, Christmas can be a season of stress, pain, or depression rather than joy.
That’s why I want to share this special message on why Christmas is unstoppable — a time of miracles and victory even amid trials and opposition.
Turmoil at First Christmas
While we tend to romanticize the first Christmas as a time of serenity and joy, Jesus was born into difficult and uncertain times — much like we face today. His family also faced political
upheaval, economic stress, and social ostracism.
Yet the powerful angelic message from that first Christmas still rings true today:
Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people. (Luke 2:10)
If you’re facing challenging situations this holiday season, you’re not alone. But you don’t need to be afraid! Jesus can penetrate your dark days with “good news” and “great joy,” just as He did on the first Christmas.
But remember this: Right from the beginning, some people tried to snuff out the joy of Jesus’ birth. Not everyone rejoiced that a new King had been born:
Then Herod … was exceedingly angry; and he sent forth and put to death all the male children who were in Bethlehem and in all its districts, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had determined from the wise men. (Matthew 2:16)
Friend, there are still people today who want to rob you of the joy and peace heralded by the Savior’s birth. Some are now offended even by the words “Merry Christmas,” opting instead to say, “Happy Holidays.”
But the good news is that neither King Herod nor anyone today can stop the message of Christmas. God came to earth as a baby in a manger, and the power of that message is still impacting the world today.
The first Christmas showed that although we won’t always have an easy life, God promises He will always be with us amid life’s struggles:
They shall call His name Immanuel … ‘God with us.’ (Matthew 1:23)
A Time of Miracles
God’s Kingdom is unstoppable, because His power and His favor are greater than any human problem or circumstance. Mary, Jesus’ mother, “found favor with God” — favor that was supernatural and unlimited (Luke 1:30). She faced countless challenges along the way, but God’s favor made the birth of her son unstoppable.
When Mary wondered aloud how God’s promises could be fulfilled, the angel Gabriel gave her this amazing explanation …
With God nothing will be impossible! (Luke 1:37)
Whatever difficult situation you’re facing today, I hope you’ll claim this great promise. Are you dealing with a health crisis? A family conflict? A financial setback? Feelings of loneliness or depression? No matter what you’re dealing with, God can give you victory, because nothing is impossible for Him.
When the Bible says nothing is impossible with God, it means absolutely nothing. So go ahead and pray big prayers for your Christmas miracle!
God the Giver
As you celebrate the birth of Jesus, remember this remarkable truth: God is a giver! “God so loved the world that He gave …” (John 3:16). The Bible reveals that the King of the entire universe is your Heavenly Father, and He cares enough about you that He wants to shower you with blessings.
John 12:24 also shows that God is a sower, and He sowed His beloved Son as an incredible Seed that would transform human history. God knew that if He gave His precious Son as a Seed of love, there would be a harvest of countless souls saved for eternity.
You are part of that great harvest. And every time you sow the Gospel through your prayers, testimonies, and financial seeds, you become a joyful reaper and partaker in the end-time harvest.
Mixed with the joy I feel this Christmas is a sense of anguish for the two billion people on planet Earth who have never heard the name “Jesus” even once in their lifetime. It’s urgent that we do even more to lift up Jesus’ name and tell these precious people that He came to earth and died for them.
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Friend, I encourage you this Christmas to look beyond the manger scenes and tinsel to the greatest gift of all: the gift your Heavenly Father gave you in His Son. And as you open your presents, I pray that the wonderful gift of His presence will be with you in a special way.
May the Lord give you a fresh revelation of His love for you — love that took Him from the glories of Heaven to a dusty stable in Bethlehem … to a cross on a Jerusalem hillside … to the right hand of God’s throne in Heaven … so that you might spend eternity with Him!
He’s still the hope of the world, and he wants to visit you and your family with His peace, power, and provision this Christmas.
Your friend and partner to reach the Lost,
David Cerullo is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Inspiration Ministries, located in Indian Land, South Carolina – a ministry dedicated to impacting people for Christ worldwide through media. The son of international evangelist Morris Cerullo, David took a less traditional approach to ministry, graduating from Oral Roberts University with a degree in business administration and management. He has authored over 20 books, and operates a global media ministry that powerfully impacts the world for Christ. More from David on Inspiration.org.