The holidays are here.
And you know what that means.
Family. Drama. Heartache.
Isn’t it extraordinary that the people who should be our closest friends and cheerleaders are usually the ones that have hurt and rejected us the most?
We can thank sin for that.
There isn’t a family on the planet that isn’t plagued with shame or disappointment.
Just look at the families in the Old Testament.
We see every sin under the sun displayed in all its wretchedness.
Rape. Murder. Incest. Drunkenness. Treachery. Just to name a few of the ones that make headline news.
So why are we so surprised when we see it in our own families?
It’s why we need a Savior.
The beauty of receiving Jesus as our Savior is this: he washes us clean in his atonement and gives us his life in exchange for our filthy ones.
Do you know what that means?
It means our past is gone. Our consciences are wiped clean. And now we belong to a new family – with God as our Father and a whole clan of brothers and sisters who share the same image.
That’s who we truly are.
That’s who we belong to now.
So enjoy Christmas!