01 December 2010

The WORD on Wednesday: Advent Thoughts

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Not long ago, I was wondering how I could celebrate
Christmas this year, so soon after my mom had died?
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How could I feel joy in the midst of such a great loss?
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And then it dawned on me...
it is exactly because of this day and this season,
when we remember the birth of Jesus,
that I could celebrate!

You see, I know for sure, that long, long ago
mom accepted this Baby,
God's only begotten Son,
Jesus,
as her personal Savior.
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So, yes, I will feel sadness this season,
because I loved my mom and really, really miss her.
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But I will also feel joy this season,
when I hear earthly choirs sing and see Christmas lights,
because I know with all certainty
that mom is now hearing angelic choirs
and that she is surrounded - forever - by the light of her Lord in heaven.
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And someday, I also know, in God's timing, there will be a family reunion up there-
in a place of perfect love, joy and peace!
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Lord, I ask that You will be with all who are hurting today
-from loss of friend and family,
-from loss of job and home,
-from loss of health,
and from other losses.
Please comfort them and help them to know just how much You love them.
Bless them especially this Advent and Christmas season and draw them into a closer walk with You.
In Jesus' Name,
Amen.
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Advent Blessings, Aimee
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Note: Bible verse above is John 3:16 KJV
Photo: snow near the upper pond, 2009 or early 2010.
Advent Note: this year I've been following Britt-Arnhild's Advent posts.
You can find a link to her main blog on the right side of this blog.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am continually lifting you up to the Lord in prayer my dear sister in Christ. In God's timing we will all gather together with loved ones that have departed... Oh what a glorious time it will be. God Bless, Lloyd

aimee said...

TY so very much for your prayers! That means a lot to know that you are praying for us!! Things have been hard, as you know, but I have hope!
Blessings, Aimee

Grandma Becky said...

I just lost a dear friend over the weekend. Dee (not real name) died in her sleep and she's the same age as me, don't know what happened. Sad for the family as well, but we have the promise of heaven which makes it sweeter for us left behind. Too far travel as it would mean a long plane flight across country. Thanks for reminding us of the gifts God has given us. He helps us through our dark hours. Hugs!

aimee said...

Grandma Becky,
I am so sorry for your loss--it is hard to lose those dear to us, I know. I pray God will comfort both you and "Dee's" family during this hard time. I know God is faithful.
I'm glad if things I said were a blessing to you! That blesses me too!
In Him,
Blessings always,
Aimee

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