As we approach Christmas, the day that we celebrate the birth of Jesus, the Son of God, we see that Jesus birth was entrusted to a mere human woman named Mary. And, not only His birth, but his protection and his up-bringing through the fragile years of childhood as He grew into a Man. His parents, Mary and Joseph, had to trust God to provide for their safety and provision through all of those years.

In the same way, we are entrusted to provide safety and provision for our children as they grow-up to be men or women. That responsibility can be a heavy weight at times, because it isn’t always easy to provide security and put food on the table.

This was made especially evident as we met our JW Rock families, it was obvious that they desire to provide for the needs of their children as best they can.

Mary and Joseph were in a tough spot, and God provided. The inn keeper provided a humble place to stay, and the wise men brought gifts. Last Sunday, we each provided what we could so that the families could experience the joy of Christmas. And we experienced the joy of giving.

Colossians 3:3 talks about Gods provision for His children through difficult circumstances. It says; “Your real life is hidden with Christ in God.”

Your life is totally and completely surrounded by Him, and you can have confidence that His plan being worked out in your life.

Here is a quote from a book I read;

“My peace I give to you”; it is a peace that fills you all over from the top of your head to the bottom of your feet, an everlasting confidence. “Your life is hidden with Christ in God.” and the unstoppable peace of Jesus Christ completely fills you.

Whatever difficulties or trials you may encounter, you can be confident that God WILL work everything out. He loves you so much that he gave His only Son so that you might have life, and have it in abundance.

I have life in abundance, how about you? If you are not sure, come talk to me or one of the other chaplains.