Photo courtesy of FrameAngel/

Photo courtesy of FrameAngel/

It’s the day after Christmas. How do you feel? Blessed? Tired? Depressed? Alone? Relieved it’s over?

Christmas is supposed to be a time of joy and love and family togetherness. But it can be a difficult time for many. Heartache, loneliness, stress, and family and financial hardships can bring grief and guilt rather than love and gifts.

As lovers of Christ who know the hope and grace of Jesus, we have a responsibility to seek out those who may be struggling today and in the days ahead. He has raised us up as sharers of His Word, and whether we’re doing it from a stage or from a living room sofa, we must be faithful to do what He’s called us to do.

So, would you join me in asking the Father to open our eyes to those around us who are hurting? And then, let’s ask Him to put His words in our mouths so that we will be able to reach their hearts with the hope and peace that only He can give. The peace that truly does pass all understanding.

Why are you downcast, O my soul?

Why so disturbed within me?

Put your hope in God,

for I will yet praise him,

my Savior and my God.

Psalm 42:11

We have what the world needs, and He has called us to share it.

Let’s go forth in the confidence and power of His Great Name!

Grace and peace,


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