A topsy, turvy world and a little personal, Christmas chaos can throw even the most organized into a flat-out Christmas conundrum real quick. So much bad news with so many things just all gone wrong in the big picture today.
Ahh, today~ So many suffering! So many sick! So many with so much excruciating weight to bear. Families torn apart with isolation, depression, argumentative spirit, disagreement and just right out strife. It seems the enemy calls the shots and takes the win on so many fronts. No one can give in and no one can agree and so it hangs on and puts everyone on edge and over the edge! Ah but ‘Tis Christmas though, the season of holly, jolly joy and love and blessing, all wrapped into one, but it’s, well…it seems it’s up and walked off the face of your earth, leaving you high and dry in that, spinning out of control, world of yours and so really now, who cares about the twinkle, the fuss and the seriousness of Christmas anyway?
So beautiful one, with beautiful soul threshing about, we’ve a Saviour of light who was born into the deep darkness of this world and born into the bleakness of our world and born into the chaos of our world to bring hope to our world, because He came to live among us just to die for us. So how can His death paint a pretty picture for us at Christmas time? Thing is, He didn’t stay in the manger! He grew, He lived, He taught, He felt, He hurt just as we do. He knows our pain, He feels our rejection, our loss, our chaos. Just because He’s been there, all the way to the painful rejection and agony of the cross but it wasn’t the final chapter. He didn’t stay there. His empty grave became our victorious moment when death lost its sting! Because He conquered death, He made a way for us to escape its penalty.
His birth announced with the surround sound of angels and the brightest star of all time that dark night, ushered in a glorious hope and a the turn-about for the redemption of man and a lost world.
Yeah, our hopeless, helpless world! His world that He so loved! His birth was God’s plan of action to set a really messed up world right with forgiveness and salvation. But the baby in the manger had to grow up and go through the agony of the cross.
So, today, wherever you are in your chaotic world of COVID Christmas moments, know that His plan was for you and it’s still offered! Those “On The Edge” moments right now, you can know He can level those. He can make them safe, protect you and carry you over. Yeah, so He came that night…just for you! To make that way for you to find your way through the crisis of the edge.
So, see the picture. it might be tattered here, bent in the corners and broken but God holds it and each step of the way, He’s fitting the pieces together for a beautiful finish. Oh, couldn’t we all do with a little less conundrum today? A little less stress? A little less worry? For the believer, every adversity is an occasion to trust. And so we do as David did and despite difficulties, he rests in God and remains undaunted in the face of trouble. Say with him in Psalm 62: 1, 2
“I will wait quietly before God for my victory comes from Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, My fortress where I will never be shaken.”
“Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in Him. My victory and honour come from God alone. He is my refuge, a rock where no enemy can reach me. O my people trust in Him at all times.”