“Oh Holy Night
The stars are brightly shining
It is the night of our dear Savior’s birth.”
Imagine…traveling Christmas Eve, just mom and dad, ready to give birth, with no family, no friends, or bestie to keep you in ice chips. Nowhere to stay when things got dicey like a clean hospital room with fresh sheets. Was Mary comfortable? Was Joseph going to faint? Will the baby be warm enough? As many of you know, the birth of a child changes everything. Especially a first-born child. There were no self-help books to reference or Wikipedia to ask how to calm a screaming infant!
And of course, the conception was a little hazy - for Joseph anyway. Imagine having all these thoughts swirling around in your head. Who do you turn to for answers?
You put your trust and faith in the Lord. All of us have gone through tough times, divorce, death of a loved one, addiction, loss of job, and now, we are all trying to fight a pandemic by staying home and staying safe, while caring for ourselves and our loved ones. Put your trust and faith in the Lord. There is no other way to make it through this journey we call life.
Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will act. Psalm 37:4-5
Heavenly Father, we thank you for all the wonderful moments in our lives and trust that you will guide us through the moments that are hard. In this Advent season, show us the magnitude of your Love, so that we know we are never alone. Amen.
To the Writers
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