The Chain Breaker

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;

Isaiah 61:1-2

Christmas is a story of hope. Not because we simply wish it that way, but because God wrote it that way. Long before a baby would be born in a manger God was writing His story; His life. Who He would be and what He would accomplish. God was setting out a plan to set things right, to fix what had been broken; including us.

Every feel broken? Are there things in your life you wish were different? Things you wish were different but as much as you want it to be different you just can't seem to choose the things that would make it different? Or, maybe worse, maybe it feels like no matter what you choose, the cards are stacked against you. No matter what you try, your lot on life is your lot in life, and it will never change no matter what you do. Join the club.

We all feel tied to something; chained even. We've all felt the powerlessness of our own choices to free us from whatever darkness has chained us. Christmas is not just the story of a baby being born under miraculous conditions but a baby born to do miracles! Jesus came to break chains. Christmas is the story of the Chain Breaker.

This Christmas, when you feel the pull of your chains, remember, this season we celebrate the birth of the Chain Breaker. They may hold you now, but not for long. Jesus came to set you free; once and for all. No wound won't be healed, no chain won't be broken, no prison will hold you. Not the ones of your own making, and not the ones life has made for you. Jesus has come and He's got good news.