These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. (John 15:11)
Christmas was a week ago, so by now you realize that you won’t be having that classic Hallmark Christmas this year either. Christmas can be a very miserable time, especially if you are one who thinks that Christmas will solve all your problems. Too many believe the rot that Christmas has this mystical power of reconciling family members, healing diseases, and restoring happiness.
The popularity of Hallmark movies offers nearly irrefutable proof that we love to be sentimental. We crave that perfect Christmas joy. But if we put too much stock in the trappings and the window dressings of Christmas, we set ourselves up for a big disappointment. So, if you are experiencing the “Christmas blues” a week after Christmas is over, you might want to consider what I am saying.Continue reading “Christ’s Joy Remaining in Me”