Jesus Came, We’re Loved, Let’s Celebrate!

Jesus came. We're loved. Let's celebrate!

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I’m tempted to complicate Christmas. It’s easy to make it about what I do: about how well I can tie bows, and choose party outfits, and make small talk. About how the table is set and the ham is cooked. About how I sing in the service and take notes from the sermon with my neat purple pen.

But the angels didn’t say, “Good news! You get to try hard. You get to wear yourself out. You get to make sure you have it all together.” Instead they declared: I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you (Luke 2:10-11).

A Savior! For us!

This reminds me all over again that the heart of Christmas has always been about two things: A child in a manger and childlike faith. I can never hear it enough. Christmas isn’t about hustle; it’s about humility. It’s not about perfection; it’s about grace. It’s not about effort; it’s about extravagant love.

Yes, Jesus came. We’re loved. Let’s celebrate!

Holley Gerth


Here’s a Christmas present… my new devotional Hope Your Heart Needs is half off at Barnes & Noble for a limited time!

You want the new year to be different, to beat discouragement, to truly believe you’re loved and have new strength for whatever is ahead. I understand because I’ve been there too. Writing Hope Your Heart Needs changed my life and reading it will change yours too (it also makes a great little gift). 2019 really can be better.


Note: The last Let’s Have Coffee link-up here will be on December 25th. I’m freeing up some time and energy to work on some exciting new things for you. Sue at Welcome Heart will graciously be hosting Let’s Have Coffee starting January 2nd, and you can link up there!

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About Holley

About Holley

Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author and Life Coach

I like humans, words, and good coffee. And I’d love to help you beat what’s holding you back, become all you’re created to be, and kick butt for the greater good.

Cheering you on,


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