Turmoil at Christmas Time

Most of the time I don’t want to turn on the news. Robberies, shootings, and knifings make me wonder what happened to love and compassion. So do drug and alcohol-related deaths, domestic violence, and child-abuse. Do you feel that way too?

Cultural diversity, tolerance, and individual differences are preached more than ever before, but that doesn’t seem to resolve the situation. The crimes mentioned above, continue to leave families doubled over in pain and many suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Amidst the Christmas lights, cookies, and carols, I struggle to understand why married couples turn into enemies, siblings into rivals, and coworkers into carriers of gossip and jealousy. Do you also struggle to understand this?

And yet I will not give up hope. Instead I will meditate on Isaiah 9:6:

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

During this Christmas season, I choose to remember the birth of Jesus Christ and the significance of why he came to earth.

When I sense the turmoil in homes and offices, I will call upon the Prince of Peace. When I long for a miracle, I will pray to my Mighty God and Everlasting Father.

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