Our pastor has continued to pray we wouldn't be entangled by the trappings of this Christmas season. If there ever was a Christmas season I wasn't entangled, it was this Christmas season of 2013. I never remember not knowing the reason for the season, nor do I ever remember the world's version taking over my entire heart, yet this Christmas is imprinted on my heart forever. My pray for you this year is that as you read what God imprinted on my heart you will not take your wrappings on the floor for granted. You will step back and breath in All the Lord provided for us through His birth and resurrection. Don't be rushed to clean up the Christmas mess....be glad you can enjoy the Christmas mess with Loved ones. Be glad you can bow your head and pray for all those who had substantial losses this year...and for our nation as we all heal from the latest tragedy.
Financial lack this year reminded me that my Savior wasn't born into earthly wealth.
His parents relied totally on God for their provision...as I did also.
God provided for gifts for my family, none of them came from our own efforts.
Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. When he appeared in human form, Phil 2:7
The shooting of precious children sent me to my knees for over a week, and I will continue to stay there.
Tears have flown over and over again...Benjamin reminds me through his presence of those who
are now dancing in heaven.
This reminded me also that my Savoir was born into a very violent culture.
He came to save us....our world still needs this child.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16
My child's singing this year...even singing himself to sleep praising God, reminded me
that I too, have to be like a child in my faith.
Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." Matt 9:14
My husband's love for me reminded me that God's love is unconditional.
This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. John 4:10
As we celebrated with our growing family I cherished the possibilities of our future.
A grandchild waiting for final adoption, marriages and even old age....our future is in
And he said: "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven, Matt 18:3
My final stuffing for my stocking. God is Good. God is Good All the Time and worthy to be Praised.
Merry Christmas to my blogging friends. Thanks for letting me be silent as I continue to pray for our country's latest losses and for eyes to be open to the need for our Savior.