Today’s broken culture leaves many men in a desperate fight for their lives during the holidays. When there’s supposed to be cheer in the air, warmth in our hearts and glad tidings on our lips, unfortunately the holidays also usher in the most dangerous time of the year.
Holidays can bring cherished moments with loved ones, special traditions and memories that last a lifetime. Holidays also bring an opportunity to bring hope to the hurting, love to the loveless and compassion to the lonely.
The truth is people harbor so much pain in their hearts. It can be unbearable to watch other people enjoy their families and friends when they may be alone. The holidays sometimes put people in a place where they reflect on the reality of their lives. Some feel lonely because they are going through the holidays without spending it with people they love.
Pastor Locke is here to encourage us to worship the Lord for the breath that we have in our lungs. God’s faithfulness is great, and it is to guide us every step of the way. He urges us to be thankful for what God has done and is going to do in spite of the difficult seasons.
As we enter the holiday season, keep your eyes and heart open to the fact that many men need help, and need Jesus. Broken families can lead to feelings of shame and guilt. Financial pressures can undo our facades. Failed marriages and relationships can create discomfort and loneliness despite being surrounded by people. Men are like icebergs – you only see the tip.
IF HOLIDAYS ARE DIFFICULT FOR YOU, THIS IS YOUR MESSAGE. #PleaseShareThis
Posted by Pastor Greg Locke on Thursday, November 23, 2017