The Christmas Story Satisfies These Longings Of The Heart

The Christmas Story Satisfies These Longings Of The Heart

The Christmas story satisfies these longings of the heart. The search for significance, the desire for completeness, and the yearning for peace. We ponder these longings, among others, in quiet solitude. And perhaps share intimate thoughts about them with a few close friends. Yet, wonder why they are so scarce in our world today.

Here’s how the Christmas story speaks into them.

The Christmas story satisfies these longings of the heart. The search for significance.

Does my life matter? How can I make a difference? What is my legacy?

These ultimate questions frequently surface during the Christmas season. Because the Christmas story is about ultimate meaning. It’s a time of warmth and celebration for people surrounded by close friends and families. But lonely and full of despair for others. When you wonder if anyone cares. If there’s any real meaning to life. And contemplate your significance in it.

And the Christmas story shouts, “God cares!”

Because the story is about a God who created you. Who loves you so deeply he came to the rescue in human form. To demonstrate the depths of his love and how you can live a meaningful, abundant life that lasts forever.

The Christmas story satisfies these longings of the heart. The desire for completeness.

Of course, in honest moments, we acknowledge the brokenness in our world. Broken within each of us. And despite our best efforts, we can’t fix it.

And so perhaps, we avoid thinking about it. Shrug our shoulders and say, “well, nobody’s perfect.” Which is true. Or maybe extol our virtues to make ourselves feel more complete. Still, it’s all woefully inadequate.

But here’s the good news of the Christmas story. Because what is broken is our relationship with God. And the Savior, Christ the Lord, came to restore it. What’s missing within us is His presence. It’s what makes you complete. A gift he grants when you simply ask for it.

The Christmas story satisfies theses longings of the heart. The yearning for peace

The angels announced his arrival by singing, “Peace on earth goodwill toward men.” And yet violence surrounds us. Along with war. Injustice. Rage. And you’re wondering…just where is that peace anyway?

The answer begins with you and me. You see, peace from a Biblical perspective is not simply a lack of conflict. Or a quest for inner tranquility. Peace is represented by a right relationship that begins with God. And then others.

And Jesus is the key to that relationship. The lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.

For to us a child is born,
    to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon his shoulder,
    and his name shall be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Through Jesus our broken relationship with God is restored. And from there we can restore our relationships with others. One relationship at a time. It is the only path to true peace.

May these longings be satisfied and your life filled with joy this Christmas season through Jesus Christ the Lord.

Chip Tudor is an author, blogger and professional writer. He publishes books, humorous Christian drama, and thought provoking blogs from a Christian worldview.

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Why The Christmas Baby Jesus Came

Why The Christmas Baby Jesus Came

The Christmas Baby Jesus came on a mission. The reasons for it are not just important. They are the difference between life and death. Here are three of them.

The Christmas Baby Jesus Came To Establish A Kingdom

But it was not an earthly kingdom as most expected. And this was confusing and hard for people of that day to understand.

So there was no royal reception. Expensive pomp and splendor. Or red carpet treatment.

But rather, a humble birth in a common stable for animals. Welcomed on the scene by people in the lowest class of social standing. Yet, bathed in the glory of God.

A humble beginning. Followed by a ministry of service. And finally, sacrificial death and resurrection. That brought more confusion and misunderstanding.

Until finally, the truth of this kingdom broke through like the dawning light of a new day. And changed everything.

For the new kingdom that Jesus established is spiritual. And the throne he rules within the human heart.

The Christmas Baby Jesus Came To Rescue Us

It’s pretty obvious the world is broken. The Bible says it’s because we are broken. That we are sinners. Completely helpless to do anything about it. And therefore need a savior.

Jesus was God’s Son in human form. The only one able to live a perfect life. Who qualified as a perfect sacrifice. And could save us.

Although many people still reject this idea. Convinced that we can fix the world. And fix ourselves too. By simply trying harder. Tapping the power within us. Following the path of enlightenment to become our true, godlike self.

However, Jesus said, “no you can’t.” And claimed to be God’s exclusive solution. The only way out of sin. A gift you merely receive.

By believing. Acting on faith. And making a choice.

The Christmas Baby Jesus Came To Offer Grace

Grace is an eternal game changer. Granted by asking God’s forgiveness of sin. Received as a gift from Jesus.

And absolutely amazing! Why?

Because you can’t earn it. Don’t deserve it. Yet, God offers it in infinite measure.

Through the Christmas Baby Jesus, God’s grace pours over you like a fresh, cleansing shower. Washing away the old. Making you new. And reclaiming a spiritual relationship blocked by sin. The complete restoration as a child of God.

It’s here you discover that submission is not subjugation. Walking with Jesus the path of true freedom. And the joy the angels sang about that first Christmas day 2,000 years ago.


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Why Mary Makes Christmas Extraordinary

Why Mary Makes Christmas Extraordinary

Mary makes Christmas extraordinary. Why? Obviously because she gave birth to Jesus Christ. But more importantly, what makes that birth significant. Here are three things Mary’s story reveals that make it not just extraordinary, but a divine event.

Mary Makes Christmas Extraordinary By Fulfilling Prophecy

Around 700 years before Christ, Isaiah prophesized about a coming Messiah. Not just one prophesy, but a number of them. About his birth, ministry and death. Many were very specific. Including the one about the Messiah’s birth.

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. –Isaiah 7:14

The story of the Messiah’s birth is recorded in the book of Luke. In the first chapter, an angel appears to Mary while she was betrothed to Joseph. In Jewish law, this means she and Joseph were legally married, but had not yet come together as husband and wife.

Luke identifies Mary as a virgin and Mary confirms it after the angel delivers his message to her. And what a message!

He tells her she will give birth to a son and should name him Jesus. He will be called Son of the Most High. And he will rule an eternal kingdom.

Wow! That’s a lot to take in all at once for a young girl probably 12 to 14 years old. And so she asks an obvious question. One that confirms the prophecy of Isaiah.

“How can this be since I am a virgin?”

Mary Makes Christmas Extraordinary By Bearing A Holy Son

Scripture tells us that Jesus was born for a specific mission. To sacrifice his life for our sins. But in order to qualify as a sacrifice, he had to be perfect. Which means his birth could not be ordinary. It had to be extraordinary.


Because after Adam and Eve sinned, all the following generations were conceived in sin. And therefore we all sin. I know, sounds confusing. But simply put, we are all trapped in sin. And can’t get out by ourselves.

And since only God is completely holy, only God can conceive a holy son. Which he accomplished through Jesus Christ.

Mary Makes Christmas Extraordinary Through Her Trust And Submission

But now, Mary’s reputation is on the line. To announce her pregnancy before her marriage to Joseph was legally complete would cause a scandal. And if Joseph denied being the father, it could mean divorce and even death by stoning.

She had reason to fear for her life. And the life of her baby. What if Joseph rejected her? What would she do? Where would she go? How would she support herself and her child?

Questions probably swirled through her mind like a raging storm. There was a lot to consider. To worry about. And yet, she demonstrated an extraordinary faith. And a response that demonstrated trust and submission.

“I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.”

I’m sure it wasn’t as easy as those words appear. There had to be uncertainty. Confusion. Fear. But she pressed forward. Believing that God was faithful. That he had her back

So Mary faithfully bore and gave birth to the world’s savior. Raised him. Served with him in ministry. And stood beside him faithfully as he sacrificed his life. She was an extraordinary woman. Who introduced the most extraordinary gift to the world.

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