You believe what you believe because you know it’s right, right? But how do you know? We often just assume our beliefs are correct without actually evaluating why we believe them. Maybe it’s time to start asking some bigger questions of our beliefs.
We say we are tired of all of the division around us… but we keep dividing ourselves from each other. Division just seems to be part of our human nature. But Christmas promises peace on earth. Are unity and peace actually possible or is it simply some sentimental longing? The answer is simpler and more powerful than we imagine.
Christmas reminds us that life can be more. There are more than the usual routines we find ourselves mindlessly repeating. In fact, Christmas actually points the way to experiencing the life we long for… the life Jesus offers to everyone.
In our culture, Christmas promises a lot of things… things like peace, hope, joy, and happy memories. But it often seems like those promises go unfulfilled. Maybe those things aren’t found in what Christmas promises, but in what Christmas proves about our true worth.