Christ Impact at Christmas ๐ŸŽ„

When Christ made an Impact at Christmas ๐ŸŽ„

What comes to your mind when you think of the word impact?
I think of two trains or two rams colliding. How about football players running at each other or some leader or voice casting vision to motivate others?

Before Christ was born it was a dark time in history. King Herod was cruel and a deceitful leader impacting the world of Israel. When he heard about the Baby Jesus being born he tried to manipulate the three wise men to see the Christ. His goal was to slaughter all male born babies two-years old and younger and ultimately get to Jesus. Herod knew or had a good idea from the prophets of old that this baby Jesus would make an impact. He would be the Messiah the Savior of the world.

Good news was going to be heralded in Bethlehem and and Judah.

Jesus who was sinless and born as ‘God in the flesh’ would make an impact in our world.

“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth”.
John 1:14 NIV

For in Christ lives all the fullness of God in a human body.
Colossians 2:9 NLT

The impact of God’s presence to walk in the midst of us is beyond human comprehension, even when it seems like the darkest hour or valley that you face.

Ironically, Jesus mission was born to die. A death out of obedience to die for the sins of the whole world ๐ŸŒŽ

For God so loved the world that He gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him will not perish.

The beauty of God’s impact to those who believe in their heart, is that God’s collides with humankind with his presence. His unconditional love that we do not deserve.

“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them”.
Matthew 18:20

When light collides with darkness it shatters the darkest of rooms. When God’s light and love penetrates our lives we will never be the same because God’s presence lives in our heart and life. Paul admonished that “our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit”.
This was God’s plan from the beginning to have fellowship with Him.

This is the message [of Godโ€™s promised revelation] which we have heard from Him and now announce to you, that God is Light [He is holy, His message is truthful, He is perfect in righteousness], and in Him there is no darkness at all [no sin, no wickedness, no imperfection]. If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness [of sin], we lie and do not practice the truth; but if we [really] walk in the Light [that is, live each and every day in conformity with the precepts of God], as He Himself is in the Light, we have [true, unbroken] fellowship with one another [He with us, and we with Him], and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin [by erasing the stain of sin, keeping us cleansed from sin in all its forms and manifestations]. If we say we have no sin [refusing to admit that we are sinners], we delude ourselves and the truth is not in us. [His word does not live in our hearts.] If we [freely] admit that we have sinned and confess our sins, He is faithful and just [true to His own nature and promises], and will forgive our sins and cleanse us continually from all unrighteousness [our wrongdoing, everything not in conformity with His will and purpose].
1 John 1:5โ€ญ-โ€ฌ9 AMP

Faith can be a challenging thing especially when life appears to be falling apart. Trust God and allow Him to make an impact in your life and family today.

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Greetings! My name is Andy Provitola and I live in New England on the south shore between Boston and the beautiful Cape Cod region. The purpose of my blogging and writing is to encourage you in your journey here on planet earth. Life is full of pressing issues and problems and my desire is to discover a place for peace, hope, healing, and contentment. I am a follower of Jesus Christ โ€“ Godโ€™s one and only Son of God and discovered these truths along my own personal journey. Having discovered a personal relationship with God the Father through Jesus Christ does not mean I have to be religious to attain the rewards of heaven. The fact is God provides grace for us and accepts us as we are in His image. In other words, we cannot attain heaven or life eternal on our own, but by Godโ€™s loving grace and no merit of our own. My goal is to continue to find a balance of life from a spiritual and practical perspective with a purpose to please and glorify God in all that I do because of His โ€˜Gift of Graceโ€™. God is not transcendent and so far away that he is out of reach with humanity. God desires that His presence lives within us and not just in the galaxies and the universe. Experiencing the unconditional love of God has been so rewarding and while discovering the truth and purpose for my life. Moving forward in this life is not a sprint, but a marathon when it comes to this race here on earth. I am blogging because I find it is a good way to connect in a much more effective and efficient way when it comes to communicating and interacting with with people that I do not know. Blogging and writing challenges me and also stretches me specifically in my thoughts, my mind, my emotions, and my spiritual life to live a vertical relation with God and a horizontal relationship with others. There will be a variety of topics and subjects to address including youth, young adults, family, singles, seniors, relationships, etc. Some of the topics will include Godโ€™s creation and power, depression, loneliness, suicide, hope, healing, setbacks, financial matters, business, stress, anxiety, care, encouragement, and so much more I would like to connect with all walks of life, ethnicity, culturally, other religions, socio-economics, and more I am currently writing a book and several memoirs about my own life and journey . The journey begins at a young age growing up in Malden, Massachusetts, specifically Maplewood Square to where I am today. I became paralyzed from the waist down as a senior in high school and I share how my life changed for the better! โ€œBut I do not consider my life as something of value or dear to me, so that I may [with joy] finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus. To testify faithfully of the good news of Godโ€™s [precious undeserved] grace [which makes us free of guilt of sin and grants us eternal life]. Acts 20:24 Amplified Version

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