Christmas is a very lovely time of the year, a time we spend with family and people that matter to us. Some people, however, are unable to spend Christmas with family for some reason, and the loneliness that they feel just makes the cold weather colder for them.
Friends, are you spending Christmas on your own away from family and loved ones this year? If you are, I have an encouragement for you: you are not alone because the reason for the season is with us. Jesus is with us.
The Bible tells us that God has never left us, and He promises that He will never ever leave us. We may feel lonely this season, but we are not alone. Christ’s coming in the flesh made sure of that.
Dear reader, be encouraged by God’s word. Here are some verses to comfort you during this Christmas season.
God is with us – Matthew 1:22-23
“So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying: “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.””
God comforts us – 2 Corinthians 1:3-5
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ.”
Jesus is our Good Shepherd – John 10:7-11
“Then Jesus said to them again, “Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All who ever came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them. I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.”
God will never leave us nor forsake us – Hebrews 13:5
“Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.””
Through Christ, God’s love can never be taken away from us – Romans 8:35-39
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written: “For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.” Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”