As we gather with family and friends each holiday season, what should be a meaningful and hopeful time can often become stressful and strained. We forget the joy of the Christmas message: God with us. It's a message that everyone needs to hear because only the Gospel of Jesus Christ brings dead people to life again. And it's a message that Satan is working around the clock to bury and stifle.
That is why Christians must be on guard to keep the joy of our salvation ever before us. We must not allow Satan a foothold to distract us from the wonder of Christmas and render us ineffective to share the hope of Christ with our family, friends, and neighbors.
May God bless you with the joy of seeing lives brought from death to life in Christ.
There are two practical ways we can glorify God this Christmas and beat back the advances of Satan that seek to dismantle our delight in Him.
FIRST, WE MUST LET CHRIST LEAD OUR CELEBRATIONS.
SECOND, SHARE THE CHRIST OF CHRISTMAS WITH OTHERS.