The Christmas season is the time of year where we celebrate that the hope of the world has come to shine light into the darkness.
But for many, this season can bring the exact opposite of joy. Whether it’s a reminder of loved ones no longer with us, or the capping off to really difficult year, there are many reasons why this time of year can be particularly difficult.
And yet, this time of year is a reminder of a very important truth. That you are loved and cared for, regardless of how you may feel. Christmas is a reminder of something that we cannot afford to miss. That God cares for you.
Here is how one of my favorite pastors/authors Tim Keller puts it when it comes to not knowing why God allows so much suffering in this life. He says there is one thing we can know:
It isn’t because God doesn’t care, because if he didn’t care, he wouldn’t have come.
God cares or he wouldn’t have come.
With that here are some of my favorite quotes I have seen this Christmas season that can give hope to us all.
Caesar was in his palace, surrounded by luxury and splendor. Jesus, in a manger, flanked by animals. Yet who do we celebrate today?
Christians believe in the virgin birth of Jesus. Materialists believe in the virgin birth of the cosmos. Choose your miracle.
Christmas is telling you that you could never get to heaven on your own. God had to come to you.
God can use the PhD’s (Paul) and the GED’s (Peter); the doctors (Luke) and the tax collectors (Matthew).
If Christmas is about presents, the poor are hopeless. If it is about family, the orphan is hopeless. If it is about Christ, none are hopeless.
And of course, the best news the world has ever received:
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.