The week of Christmas is anything but calm for most of us. As I was trying to wrap the remaining gifts, I continued breaking up fights from children who are too sugared up from one.more.christmas party, too much electronic time and missing our usual routine – chaotic as it may be, just being out of it causes stress to some personalities.
I kind of laughed as I thought about the phrase from the Christmas carol, “all is calm, all is bright.” And I immediately thought NOTHING IN MY HOUSE IS CALM OR BRIGHT.
But, isn’t that why He came?
Emmanuel: God with us.
He brought HOPE to the hopeless.
He brought PEACE to the chaotic, broken hearts.
He turns our MESS into a MESSAGE to proclaim for His glory.
He truly is the GOOD NEWS the world seeks.
So, as I go about the rest of my CRAZY…I will remember that THIS is WHY He came. This mess, this chaos, these fights, the grumbling, the tears, the heartache, the guilt, the feeling that we will never get it right…and we won’t. HE WILL. And He already has.
And THAT is GOOD NEWS.
Sweet friends, no matter where you are today, Jesus is near. JESUS is the good news our hearts desperately need!! Cling to Him!
I wasn’t planning to post again before Christmas, but as I was in the midst of frustration and chaos, the Lord gently nudged me to remind me that in this mess?? THIS MESS is exactly why He came!! I thought one of you might need that reminder and encouragement too. Much love, friends! Merry Christmas!