According to PAGASA, there are storm signals in many provinces today. I can’t help but feel weird about a typhoon during the Christmas season. But I remember also one instance when I was in high school when a very strong storm hit Palawan a few days after Christmas, causing gloom in the supposedly merry season.
In our lives, there may also be storms that come our way in the least expected of times. It may even be now. It’s Christmas, but we may feel lonely or anxious or even depressed. Well, it is not uncommon, because we have an enemy of our souls. John 10:10 says, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy…” But praise the Lover of our souls, there is still a continuation for this verse which says, “…[Jesus] came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”
In spite of the chaos and discouragements in life, Jesus Christ came, not only to give us a Christmas to celebrate, but to pull us out of the dumps of life, and give us an abundant–successful, prosperous, fulfilled, merry–life.
So, if ever you come across feelings contrary to those of Christmas: sadness, envy, bitterness, hatred, stuff like those, just remember that you have Jesus to come to.
“Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7
Jesus came for you during the first Christmas. Why not come to Him, not only during this Christmas but always?