We stand on the threshold of another Christmas and as we plan and prepare, and shop and wrap the last of our gifts, and hope we have remembered everyone, and that we are ready in time for Christmas day with our families.
A wonderful day celebrating Jesus’ birth. The day that changed the world our saviour was born.
It’s a day of remembering the birth, life, and His death and resurrection, and all that it means to us here and now as believers.
But there is something else for us to remember.
In Hebrews, written to Christians for Christian believers – Chapter 13:3
“Remember them that are in prison as being there with them; and them who suffer adversity as being yourselves in the Body (of Christ, the church)”.
“Remember” in this context is an action word.
What does it mean to us?
I believe it means to pray and intercede for our brothers and sisters in Christ who are persecuted and afflicted and help them in whatever way we can.
Persecution is more intense and destructive with much pain and suffering around Christmas for these dear ones. As the Word tells us to, could you please remember to pray for them?
As we enjoy being with our families and friends, as we celebrate Jesus, let us remember those who are isolated from their families and suffering because of their faith in Jesus as their Lord and Saviour. They are precious in His sight and very dear to His heart.
Enjoy Christmas. Celebrate Jesus.