Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Hope For The Holidays

John 10:10
Jesus said, "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full."

Your Word is the Way, the Truth and the Life I've always longed for. In this age of deception, the bright light of Your Word cuts through the solid shadow of darkness and shines the way to everlasting hope and happiness.

Just as Satan seduced Eve thousands of years ago in the Garden, and robbed her of the carefree life You intended for her, he's still ferociously working to dupe and destroy Your masterpieces today. The old charmer convinced us that we deserve all the pleasantries this world has to offer. He persuaded us that we could afford bigger homes and fill them with piles of possessions purchased on credit. Life is good. Live high. Buy now. Pay later. We're entitled.

The Master of Lies, has set us in a fear-tinged frenzy, resulting in financial failure that's slain our spirits and shattered our dreams. He's the conjurer who's twisted our perception and perverted Your plans for us. But, You O Lord, sent Your Son into this murky, mess 2000 years ago to rescue us from the spell of death, and give us a vibrant new life. Hallelujah! Thank You, Jesus.

Fully alive, we're possessed with enigmatic energy and expected to pick up others who are dying a slow painful death in the Devil's Dungeon of Despair. Please open my eyes to see someone who's been ripped off of life, slain in their spirit, and devoured by the thief in the night. For the glory of Your name, I'll lead them to Christ, the only way to everlasting life, hope and happiness this holiday season. Amen.

All around us sad souls have been spiritually slain by Satan. He wants nothing more than to rip people off of the rich life God intended for them. Open your eyes and look around for someone you can offer the hope of life to this Christmas. Then, go lead them to Christ, the Giver of Life.

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