Music Monday: “Where are you Christmas?” by Faith Hill

Music Monday: “Where are you Christmas?” by Faith Hill

by: Debbie Waltz

Welcome Back, Readers~

Christmas is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year! Sadly, this just isn’t true for most people these days. According to a recent poll by the American Psychological Association, 38% em of people surveyed said they experienced increased stress during the holiday season. Whether it be from coordinating family get-togethers, putting up Christmas decorations, or something shopping for the holidays, these can increase symptoms of anxiety, and depression and, if not kept in check, can lead to physical illnesses.

Why do I bring this up? To put it simply, people are struggling. Every time I go somewhere with my dad, I am saddened by the number of people I see asking for money at a stop in our small county of Virginia. Still, God warned us about this in John 16:33. He says, “I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” It’s also a constant reminder that this world is not my home-I am just a foreigner passing through a strange land (I Corinthians 29:15). Instead, my home is in heaven with Jesus.

But not everyone believes the way we do. That’s what makes our time here on Earth so important. I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again. As Christians, we are messengers. We are Jesus’ representatives, spreading God’s message of hope into a sinful world. Having experienced God’s grace, we realize the gift God gives to us- sending his only begotten son to die on our behalf once and for all (John 3:16). We shouldn’t take this for granted, instead it should motivate us to share this amazing life-giving sacrifice with others.As Ephesians 5:8 reminds us, “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light..”

To listen to Faith Hill’s song, it can be accessed here:

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