Shalom and PEACE to you today! A generous gifting from our Lord to us. Yeah, Jesus, Our Prince of Peace came to share it with us. His sweet peace is not as the world gives but it’s a sense of well being within ourselves. It comes from our willingness to change and repent and do a turn about of direction. To walk with Him in His salvation and in His ways of abundance. It comes from our trust in our Prince of Peace, the sweet Savior of the broken and hurting and those beaten and scarred and torn up by sin’s choices.
“Shalom” may His favor rest on you today as you seek Him and find healing in Him for such a time as this.
The LORD bless you, and keep you; The LORD make His face shine on you, And be gracious to you; The LORD lift up His countenance on you, And give you peace.’” – Numbers 6:23-26
With so much going on in these minds of ours, let’s regroup and reset for the Advent season! Let’s reset for the season that rejoices in the birth of a divine, heavenly, baby born into an earth world for a huge purpose!
Advent? it’s all about Him ~ The Christ Child, the Star of the season! His royalty, His divinity, His part man, part God side, who left the portals of Heaven to become flesh! Born to walk among us, feel the dusty earth beneath His feet, the hurt of rejection, the pain of sin, and the sting of death.
Take time to ponder His life as He lived it out in real-time, in real-life for us. You and I and we and us. Yeah, forget the heaps of stuff on your plate and ponder Him, the Christ One. The divine baby, born in the manger, in the stable to become the Christ Child, to become a man so human, yet so divine to walk among us, to become the Savior of the World. Our Savior! Our Lord! Oh how beautiful He is to us not just at this season but all year, through the year! At Advent season let’s reset our thinking patterns, our mind sets and our goals, and our purpose to focus on the Reason for our celebrations. Today just embrace His grace! Rest in Him! Rejoice in His mercy! Rejoice in His power to save the one horrendous world that we find ourselves living in. Today ~ Rejoice in His unconditional love for the hurting and the fleeing! The lost and the ruined. The loved and the unlovely and the ones so desperately in need of Him and His tender touch!
So sit back beautiful soul and search your heart with a “Time out” to reflect on God’s goodness as another beautiful Advent season is about to unfold and remember where He brought you from and the golden threads He’s woven to bring you to where you are today.
Go ahead, get our your family traditions packed in boxes and your fine ornaments to grace the home with merry thoughts of Christmas and family and friends! Go for it! I love this time of year Don’t you? Dig out the recipes for sweet treats and cookie exchange and bake up a storm because a fine celebration is about to begin! An awesome celebration ~ so rich and sweet with festivities going so much deeper than decor and sweets and lights and gifts! It’s a heavenly celebration of salvation that goes beyond the tinsel and tree lights and reaches to the Light Of the World, the Star of Bethlehem, the Star of the season, the Christ, The King of Heaven ~ Our Lord who resides and lives in the life He’s given us ~ and keeps giving and giving and giving!
So before you begin the scurrying and hustle bustle to make it all perfect and just right, “Reset” ~ grab a cup of tea, light a candle ~ you, yourself and you and follow the amazing Star of Bethlehem, to the stable and the divine Baby born in the manger!
“And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be to all people.”
Imagine night shift on a quiet hillside tending sheep! Day after day, night after night might take on the resemblance of being in a “rut.” Maybe ho hum, maybe boring, maybe sometimes a little frightening fighting off the wild animals. Now imagine suddenly the quietness breaks when out of nowhere an angel appears, radiant in God’s glorious light to announce news of a Savior’s birth. Surround sound and real life media follow as God Himself illuminates the sky with a multitude of angels, singing and praising God! A night of the same old, same old, transforms into majestic celebration! The lowly shepherds were given a sign that the Light of the World had come. God broke through their darkness with light and brought Hope.
Have you life without meaning? Frightened, feeling lost, bored, or in a rut? God broke through the darkness with a little light that night and sent The Savior, the Light of The World, just to light your dark path and bring you into life everlasting.
Let Him light your way!
Let Him illuminate your life!
He waits for you to ask!
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Have a beautiful day! ❤