For many people, Christmas is a time for family, giving, and happiness. But, for some the “most wonderful time of the year” is anything but wonderful. For them “blue Christmas” for is real. Here is a selection of devotions to help you see God’s presence in your circumstances during the holidays.
Deep down we remember that the greatest Christmas present of all is Christ. Yet, the busyness, buying, and giving of the Christmas season can drown that out. Savor God’s greatest gift this year by sharing one of these devotional selections with your loved ones on Christmas morning.
The Christmas season is filled with white lights, glad tidings, joyful music, and—oh, let’s be real; the season is filled with plain old busyness! As December 25th approaches, we fall prey to that seasonal bug of busyness. With all the decorating, shopping, sorting, baking, wrapping, and attending Christmas performances and activities—our schedules are never more full.
The Protestant Reformation began 500 years ago and changed the way we understand Christianity to this day. But what sparked this transformative movement? Martin Luther, a priest and scholar, challenged the widespread practice of selling indulgences, a kind of certificate for forgiveness of sins.