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?
How could I feel joy in the midst of such a great loss?
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,
as her personal Savior.
So, yes, I will feel sadness this season,
because I loved my mom and really, really miss her.
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.
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!
~ ~ ~
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,
Advent Blessings, Aimee
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.