Oh Lord, I am so grateful to know You and to think of You during the year and this special season. Your birth is so important to me and to Christians alike, and to honor You at this time is a great honor and privilege that we have. Because You came down to earth and paid the price for our sins, we are forgiven. You have ushered into this world salvation, because of Your grace and mercy. We may be unworthy at the time that we come unto You, but You hear our confessions and cleanse us from within. And though we may not have been able to walk and think differently about things before, You have now given us a clear mind and new eyes to see. Even temptation is not such an issue as in the past, for Your presence is with us always. We are not alone, for You give us armor to defeat the enemy in his tracts. He may try us and trick us into thinking that things are good on the other side, but I know that it is only wickedness, which never brings happiness in the end. Surely, if we want joy in this life, it can only be found in You, Jesus. You are our God, who brings good things in our lives. Even when we are down and affected by trials, sickness, and sadness, Your peace changes the atmosphere, that we may be able to bear the situation we are in. There will always be hardships in this life, but You make everything better. Thank You, Lord. I love You. I give You the glory and praise this day and forever. Amen.