Your nation is conquered and in shambles. An evil ruler – one willing to murder innocent children – is placed over you. Those in authority don’t care about you, they only care about preserving power.
You’re taxed too much and your government isn’t representative… And, God’s response is to send a baby to be born into a poor family.
That was God’s response to the plight of the Jewish people. It was a plan that didn’t make sense on the surface. It wasn’t the plan they were thinking of, hoping for, or wanting. Yet, it was a perfect plan – one that revealed much about who God is, how He operates, and how emphatically He loves His people.
Christmas is a reminder of many things. It points us to hope, to joy, toward thanksgiving and grace, and it points us to the great love of Christ. It also serves as a reminder that God is always faithful. In good times and in bad, and even when it seems He’s not at work.
This day is a reminder that God never abandons us, and, even when we cannot see it, His active plan is better than any we could have ever imagined or authored ourselves.
On this Christmas Day, I want to wish you and your family a very Merry and Blessed Christmas. I don’t know what kind of 2020 you’ve had, but I think it’s pretty safe to guess that it’s not the one you anticipated. My prayer is that you’re reminded that God’s control is never lost and His plan is never thwarted.
I wish you and your family a great time of celebration and joy. May you find rest in the Almighty Savior who holds you and loves you.
Wishing you a Blessed Christmas,
President and Executive Director