1 Peter 4:14
The holiday season is a special one. It’s the time of year when we cheerfully share tidings of comfort and joy with one another. But did you know before the birth of Christ, members of the early church found comfort and joy in suffering for God? To be considered worthy of facing persecution for the cause of the Lord was worth rejoicing! As Christian’s we know that trials and tribulations will come our way. Yet as the apostle Peter taught, instead of a “woe is me” attitude, we should view our hardships as opportunities for celebrating. Because we are promised that if we share in Christ’s sufferings, one day we will also share in His glory. So as we celebrate the birth of our Savior, we can thank God for everything in our lives both good and bad. For in His presence there is a fullness of joy. A joy that can never be taken from us, and one not limited to once a year!