Time has passed days have gone, the year has finally come to an end. A great deal had happened within those twelve months. Our trust was broken, our innocence taken and our destiny almost lost.
The trigger was pulled and the bullets did hurt but not any more. The knife cut deep tears fell like rivers not of weakness but of strength we never knew we had.
Last year we learned lessons of life’s wonders, experienced victory though checkered by failure, suffering but CHRIST love assured us. We found peace in the midst of war, discomfort in the time of change and learned forgiveness the art of letting go.
Here’s to us, a circle of friendship we build. Here’s to love lost and found, to new beginnings and new memories as we say goodbye to old songs.
The journey never stops until death does its part.
So get ready this year there’s another battle, a bigger giant but don’t be shaken dear warrior. As we begin dare to dream again to love again and not let last year define you.
“Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all people. Today in the town of David a savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” (Luke2:10-12)
From the line of Abraham a new era begins as a new heir is born. A promise from the Farther of all ages to restore.
An angel is sent, Gabriel is his name, to a woman the heavens consider to be pure. “You will be with child Jesus is his name he will reign over the house of Jacob for ever his kingdom will never end.” (Luke1:30-33)
A scream is heard in Bethlehem in Judea, then silence…. Suddenly a cry of hope. The Magi arrive with gifts to present before the king of Jews.
Every story has a villain. This one had a king so cruel, mischievous and sleek who tried to trick to kill the savior child born to save our souls, but all his efforts come undone.
A child cries in a manger as the angels sing “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favour rests.”
Ooh Shepherds spread the word of what you’ve heard, praise the Lord of what you’ve seen which were just as they had been told.
This Christmas story is not for you to keep but to pass it on to the next generation with no hesitation.
Meaningless! Chasing after the winds of vanity we move at the speed of light following a path not known hoping to find purpose. Suffocated we run, thirsty we run a million miles towards fulfilment but find none.
We search so desperately, so much we indulge in ungodly behavior by drinking up our misery, dancing in the tune of adultery, pouring our frustration on others and why is honesty long forgotten?
Like fools we search leaving no stone unturned, we dig so deep we can’t climb out. But do we ever find it? This reason for living? We try so hard but every turn leads us back to the same spot we began.
1) Who am I?
A question so many ask but are too afraid to admit. So we put on a good show, our lives seem perfect but if you look a little closer you realize it’s all a sham. Lost we all seek our identity and without it we are like a boat at sea tossed back and forth by waves unknown.
2) What is my purpose?
Why am I here? We search but in vain to find meaning, so we try
The sermon is nice, the leaders are okay, the word is true, the family is the perfect example of love but something is missing.
3) What is my destination?
There is nothing more frightening than the great unknown, chasing a life not known wondering if tomorrow you’ll be or back to your maker you returned in HEAVEN. But still you wonder…who is worthy to stand at its gate…
“It is vanity we are chasing, meaningless living. “
We try so hard to find (Ecclesiastes) except the one place we can truly find (IN CHRIST ALONE) meaning, purpose and worth.
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