“Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Matthew 4:19
Welcome to the Soulwinnersr.us website. Remember again what Jesus said in Matthew 4:19, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Last week I discussed the fact that God will show us “incomprehensible things” when we call out to Him—things impossible to understand. I would say that to be shown incomprehensible things, and other Holy Spirit-led experiences we have are high points in our Christian lives.
But—do you ever feel let down? Do you ever feel let down during, or after the Christmas season? I usually go into the Christmas season with high hopes of many people coming to Christ, especially family members. I feel the incomprehensible joy of knowing Christ, born in a stable over 2000 years ago—but many family members around me don’t feel the same way—or at least don’t express that they feel the same way.
Each year I usually watch many Hallmark and Hallmark-like Christmas movies. They’re very predictable, and they always—I mean always have a happy ending. But I often feel a lot like Billy, the little boy in The Polar Express movie. Billy declined to get off the train to see Santa Claus and said, “Christmas just doesn’t work out for me. Never has.” Then the hero boy who has no name, and doesn’t really believe in Santa himself, said, “Look, I don't know if Christmas is gonna work out for you or not, but it's Christmas Eve. Don't stay here by yourself."
This is what I feel God is telling me each year, but with just a slight variation. Here it is. I feel God is saying to me who has high hopes but feels let down during the Christmas season, “Look, I know that you feel Christmas isn’t going to work out for you, but it’s Christmas Eve when I sent My Son to earth. Don’t give up hope, and keep on trying to tell people about the wonderful love of Jesus.”
Until I see you next time keep sharing Jesus with others,