The time has come- A Christmas wish

The time has come!
By David Jones, Restoration Path Ministries

Luke 2:6-7 (NKJV) 6 So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered.7 And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
In the classic TV show I Love Lucy, one episode depicts Ricky preparing for the birth of their first-born child. He arranges every one with a specific assignment in order for his arrival to go smoothly. His key phrase that should send everyone into his or her pre-assigned roles is “The time has come!” Of course when the real event occurs it is total chaos.
If someone were to look at the events leading up to and following Christ arrival, they might describe them with the same chaos of a Ricky and Lucy episode. Mary is pregnant, they have to travel a great distance, there is no place to stay, born in a stable and laid in a feed trough. Pure chaos. It is a tad bit ironic that the Prince of Peace is born into a world of chaos. In spite of the external appearances, God said “The time has come!” and with that He sent His Son to bridge the gap between the chaotic world of sin and Himself.
You may be in a place of chaos today and feeling overwhelmed by the stress of the holidays. You may be in a secret personal chaos of hidden addictions or sins. You may be in the chaos of a rebellious loved one who chooses their sin and rejects you during the holiday season. You may be in the chaos of mixed emotions having to deal with the first Christmas without a loved one who passed this year.
Whatever your chaos may be, know that God’s love, that was manifested through the gift of His son, can still bring peace into the midst of a world burdened with sin. He still is the Prince of Peace and all He asks us to do is to trust Him with those burdens that you cannot fix nor control. Maybe you need to hear God tell you “The time has come!” for you to surrender the controls of your life to Him. Jesus spoke peace into the chaos of the storm. He can do that in your life today.
Have a merry, blessed and peace filled Christmas.
David Jones, Executive Director Restoration Path Ministries
www.restorationpath.org

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About David Jones

David Jones is the Executive Director for Restoration Path Ministries. David is a Memphis TN area native and lives with his wife of over 32 years and has two adult children. He is a long-standing deacon, ordained elder and Sunday school teacher. David has a Master’s Degree in Counseling from the University of Memphis. Restoration Path is founded on David’s experiences and teachings. David has over 35 years of counseling, mental health, and ministry experience. In 1998, he began providing intensive workshops for Christian men struggling with sexual addiction. His work has also included workshops for the wives and families of sexual addicts. He has also facilitated numerous training institutes. The teachings that are presented through the ministry workshops and intensives are the result of proven and biblically based techniques. He is also the author of 4 other books Goldfish Devotionals, The Blessing of the Thorn, 10 Truths Wives Need to Know, and The Top 10 Lies Sex Addicts Tell Themselves. He is the author and creator of the 4 and 3-day Restoration Path intensive sexual addiction workshops and workbooks. He is the designer, author, and creator of the Restoration Path video workshops and workbooks for male sexual addicts as well as the video workshop for the wives of addicts. All of David’s books and material can be ordered from the ministry website.

One Response to “The time has come- A Christmas wish”

  1. Ron Hale December 24, 2014 8:26 pm #

    He was born on the run as it were because His parents could not find a campground open, at the time Israel was under some hard rulers and the Israelites themselves were jockeying for who would lead them out of Roman rule. After His birth Joseph and Mary had to travel a couple of times on long journeys to avoid, they thought, Jesus’s death. His disciples were always misinterpreting Him and the Pharisees and Sadducees were trying to kill Him. B U T ! ! ! HE was above all this chaos and He calls us to rise above it also. I love the short “Sunday is Coming”. It tells it well. I will attach it if you are interested. Again thanks for all you do. In His Name, Ron

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YByT6wfdhJs

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