When God called Moses from the burning bush in Exodus 3, and sent him back to Egypt to face Phaorah, Moses came up with every excuse he could think of as to why it was a bad idea. Eventually he asked God to just send someone else!

How often we resist God’s call, and God’s sending, because we do not think we are capable of doing what God asks. What does God say to Moses? He says, don’t be afraid, I will be with you. I will give you the words you need to say, and everything else you need. Don’t be afraid. Now go.

Read Proverbs 1:33 here:




Who is this child born in a manger?
Christmas is named after Him.
The whole world “stops” once a year because of Him.
Gifts are given because He was given.
Who is this child?

Listen to who this song says He is:

Jesus Christ, Prince of heaven, Prince of peace, the incarnate Word of God, hope of the world, is He.

As we approach Christmas, let’s celebrate Jesus. Thank Him and praise Him for who He is and for all He has done for us.

Read Isaiah 9:6 here –



Isaiah’s ancient prophecy in Isaiah 9 is a promise about Jesus – and about peace for broken relationships:

‘Every warrior’s boot used in battle and every garment rolled in blood will be destined for burning,

will be fuel for the fire.’ (Isaiah 9v5)

If you think the God of the Old Testament is only angry and violent this verse should make you think again God’s promise in Jesus is to ultimately destroy the things that create and sustain violence.

Is there unresolved conflict in your life? In Jesus, God offers us the chance to restore the broken relationships in our lives and in the world around us.

Jesus is the Prince of Peace. What would it take to unwrap (or give) the gift of peace this Christmas?

Read Isaiah 9 here: