By Dallas Personal Injury Lawyer, Tim O’Hare
For many, 2019 has been a year full of joy and wonderful memories. For others, it has been a season of turmoil. Recent political headlines remind us of the division and chaos that thrives in our world today.
No matter what kind of year 2019 has been for you, I hope this Christmas season brings you peace. Afterall, it is at Christmas that we celebrate the birth of the Price of Peace himself, Jesus. Born a humble birth just over 2,000 years ago, in a time that was no less chaotic, that tiny baby was sent as our Rescuer, and the only One who can offer us the peace we are longing for. This is why Christmas is so meaningful.
The unrest, hurt and injustice we see and experience on a daily basis is the direct result of the sin and brokenness that separates us from God, our Creator. But by His grace, on that first Christmas so long ago, the Prince of Peace wrapped himself in human flesh and was born into our world to rescue and redeem us. He is the only means by which our relationship to the Father can be reconciled.
Yes, on this side of heaven, we will continue to experience heartache, pain, injustice and grief. But through Jesus Christ, we can have peace. We can know peace. And we can have the gift of eternal life.
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
Are you searching for peace this Christmas? Look no further than the free gift of grace and hope given to us through the birth and resurrection of Jesus. Redemption, salvation and lasting peace only comes through faith in Jesus Christ. It is a gift, and all you have to do is receive it. There’s nothing you can do to earn it.
But that’s the thing about gifts. A gift must be received. Jesus is the perfect gift. This Christmas, will you receive the greatest Gift ever given to mankind?
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9
Whether 2019 has been a year filled with great joy for you, or a year of grief and pain, I pray you find rest and peace through the Prince of Peace, whose birth we celebrate this Christmas.
From the O’Hare Family to yours, Merry Christmas!