Before 2014 ends ask yourself this: "What difference did Christmas make in our lives this year?"
"Just a minute!" you may say. "You don't know my circumstances. It's been a rough year."
Even so, Christmas can make everything new if you will allow it to change you. Will you?
The Shepherds were dirty, destitute and disrespected. Christmas didn't change their circumstances but it did change them. And that made all the difference!
The Bible says that when the Shepherds saw the infant Messiah, they told everyone about him. Then it adds, "The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told [by the angels]."
Christmas is more than just a holiday. It's about God himself moving into our neighborhood to get to know us, forgive us and make us his friends.
That's why Jesus came. Now, from the pages of the Bible, he says to you, "Come, follow me. Trust in God. Trust also in me."Listen to the Bible; it's GREAT for your soul!