Daily Reflections

The Real Message

December 1, 2023 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

“Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Don’t let your heart be troubled or fearful.” —John 14:27

One year, as the Christmas season approached, I talked with a woman whose husband was in bondage to some destructive, sinful behavior. I’d been meditating on the message delivered by the angel Gabriel to Joseph. He said, “You are to name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins” (Matt. 1:21).

I encouraged this wife, “Remember that Jesus came to save your husband from his sin.” The story of Christmas brings hope to real-world situations. “Joy to the world” is more than just a Christmas cliché. It’s the real message of a real Savior born to solve real problems.

Are you facing problems this season that threaten to outweigh your joy? Don’t forget that the ultimate solution to these problems is the Savior who came to rescue you from sin and lead you into a right relationship with God. In your current situation, turn to the only One who can provide true peace.


Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, Seeking Him daily program

Scripture taken from The CSB

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How does the reality of a Savior who saves us from our sins help you deal with any problems you’re facing this Christmas?