Archives for December 2015
My youngest daughter, Suzanne, was preparing for a weekend college age trip. With her packing reminders she wrote herself this note, “Also realize you probably left something, so when you realize what it is, just relax and move on because you’re not bringing it now.”
My curiosity got the best of me and I said to a co-worker, “I wonder how much those guys make per hour?”
So I decided to find out.
You are looking at 2016 as though peeking out through a blind…scared to death…not knowing what the future holds…not knowing if the past will carry over into the future…not realizing the opportunities you find will far outweigh the obstacles you will overcome to seize the opportunities. It’s gonna be okay and you are gonna be fine. You can open the blinds now and envision the best year of your life…it’s right in front of you.
My grandson Beau is attempting the last few weeks, with help, to take his first steps. You may be looking at 2016 as though you are learning to walk as well…a little unsure, quite unsteady, arms in an awkward position and certain you are going to fall at any moment. However, like Beau, there will be people near you to hold you up, until you learn to walk on your own, and once you take those first steps you will be walking with confidence the rest of your life.
The following verse caught my attention this evening.
“He will soften adult hearts to become like little children’s, and will change disobedient minds to the wisdom of faith.” Luke 1:17
At first glance, one might consider this verse predicting the life and message of Christ.
When actually it is predicting the life and message of John the Baptist, who would precede Christ and prepare the way for Christ to enter the hearts of many.
Maybe, just maybe, God wants to use you to also precede Christ into the lives of others during this Christmas season.
Eventually my mind will return to the true meaning of Christmas.
The announcement and birth of The Messiah.