Christmas Thoughts 2021

2021 has been a strange year for all of us. 

It has been filled with so many controversies.  There are days I feel like I am torn between staying informed and staying sane!

And then there have been moments of pure joy.  Times overflowing with loved ones and simple pleasures.

Times of sweaty, hard work with a sense of accomplishment at the end.

Times of pain as you watch people you love suffer.  Or experience pain yourself.  Or hear the individual stories of people around the world as they navigate truly horrendous circumstances.

So how do we exist in a world that we often seem ill prepared for one moment and then perfectly at home the next?

The answer, I believe, lies with God.  With the deep understanding that this life is not about this life.

We are here to grow in our understanding of who God is and what He has done for us.

 And from that comes a deep love for Him and His character.  And the desire to do better.  Be better.

Don’t pin all of your joy on this world.  It will disappoint you.  Invest it in the One who was born a baby so long ago.  Who lived and died for all humanity.

The One who is waiting for you to acknowledge and surrender all the guilt and shame to Him.  Let Him make a miracle of you this Christmas! Merry Christmas to all of you! 

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