From Medjugorje Live:
December 25, 2019 Messages from Our Lady
Christmas is a special day in Medjugorje as the parish celebrates the birth of Jesus and welcomes Our Lady twice.On December 25th, Our Lady appears to Marija for her regular apparition and Jakov, the youngest of the six visionaries, for his once-per-year annual apparition.
Here are the two messages given today:
Message to Marija
I am carrying my Son Jesus to you, for Him to bless you and reveal to you His love, which comes from Heaven.
Your heart yearns for peace, of which there is less and less on earth. That is why people are far from God and souls are sick and heading towards spiritual death.
I am with you, little children, to lead you on this way of salvation to which God calls you.
Thank you for having responded to my call.
Message to Jakov
At the last daily apparition to Jakov Colo on September 12th, 1998, Our Lady told him that henceforth he would have one apparition a year, every December 25th, on Christmas Day.This is also how it was this year. The apparition began at 2:25 pm and lasted 9 minutes.
Today, on this day of grace, in a special way I am calling you to open your hearts and to implore Jesus to strengthen your faith.
Children, through prayer with the heart, faith and works you will come to know what it means to live a sincere Christian life.
Often times, children, darkness, pain and crosses overwhelm your hearts. Do not waver in faith and ask ‘why’ because you think that you are alone and abandoned.
Instead, open your hearts, pray and believe firmly and then your heart will feel God’s nearness and that God never abandons you – that He is beside you at every moment.
Through prayer and faith, God will answer your every ‘why’ and transform your every pain, darkness and cross into light.