|Last Sunday morning, Zion and I sat outside the church after a rough morning chatting about God, life and choices. We created this soft scene on the hard cement while God softened the hard places in us.|
Shall we reach across the minutes and miles to pause and greet each other amidst these holy days of celebration, as we welcome the Christ Child? Let us lay down our sorrows, fear, hopelessness and hard heartedness. With humble hearts fueled by confession and forgiveness, let us free ourselves and the people we love from dependence on humanity and earth to fulfill our deepest longings, and trust the God of the Universe to rejuvenate our spirits through grace. The loving arms of Jesus are held steady and strong, wide open in ready embrace. For He knows our intimate struggles, every need and burden and loves us to the core of our being.
Come brothers and sisters, with hands held in kindred spirit desire, let us kneel in faith and lift our eyes in the belief, that He holds us and this precious earth on which we dwell in sovereign love and compassion. As the days gather quickly to finish the year in which they were designed to serve, let us not linger in what has been, but rejoice in what is to come! God is still creating! We do not know all that is to be, but we know the Author of Life, who did not spare His only Son, but gave Him in ransom for our wickedness and the sins of all.
As 2015 calls us to a fresh year, let it be one in which our unity, love and the outpouring of the light of Jesus into this dark world raises up the broken and reaches the lost. We are here with a purpose, fueled by His love, and equipped to serve for the "role-call of eternity"!
I am thankful for each of you, your willingness to read my words and the lives you lead beyond this page. May God bless you and keep you as His face shines upon you and may Joy be your companion as you walk the path set before you!