“The Lord himself will give you a sign. Look! The Virgin will conceive a child. She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel (which means ‘God with us’).”
It’s hard to imagine that the Christmas season can be one of the loneliest times of the year. In fact there have been studies that suggest that alcoholism and suicide spike up during Christmas time because people are so lonely. For some, instead of it being the most wonderful time of the year, it can be the loneliest time of the year.
But it doesn’t have to be! Isaiah 7:14 tell us one of the great names of Jesus when it says, “She (Mary) will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel (which means ‘God with us’).”
There are all kinds of things in life that can make us feel like we’re alone. We might go through a divorce, have a loved one pass away or even experience a broken friendship.
All of these are difficult to overcome but not impossible!
God never intended his children to live their lives being lonely. That’s why he sent Jesus- Immanuel! So that he could be with us.
I don’t know where you are today or what you’ve gone through in your life, but what I do know is that God tells us that he’s with us. Not only is that his name but also God makes a promise to us in Hebrews 13:5 when he says “I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.”
So, how do you get rid of loneliness this Christmas?
The first step is you have to realize what Christmas is about.
Christmas is about God not wanting us to be alone so he sent Jesus our Immanuel. It’s the complete antitheses of loneliness.
Let me put it this way. Have you ever considered that God actually wants you around? Now you might not want you around and maybe a few of your friends might feel the same way, but that doesn’t change how God feels about you.
You matter to God. You’re significant to him. He likes your personality, that’s why he gave it to you.
In fact there is only one person in existence that truly loves you completely the way you are and that’s Jesus. He’s the reason we celebrate Christmas, because he came so that you no longer have to be alone. So that he could be ‘God with us.’
If you want to get rid of your lonely Christmas feelings once and for all give your life and your Christmas to Jesus. Spend them with the one who came to be with you. He will never leave you or abandon you!