I have chosen the word 'Trouble' for today's Christmas word, because soon after his birth, Jesus was greeted with trouble from all sides. Herod was angry that he had a new challenger and so he ordered all the boys under 2 to be killed. This meant that Joseph, Mary and Jesus needed to get away from the trouble that was coming for them. I wonder if Mary had recognised some of this potential strife when she first heard the news of Jesus' birth?
Luke 1:29 - "Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be."
What comforts me is that Jesus understands hardship and trouble, so when I go through tough times, I know that he relates to me 100%.
As you spend time with your loved ones this Christmas hold onto the promise that Jesus will help us overcome our troubles.
Living in Grace