The last few weeks have swallowed me up in a range of great emotions. Many times we strive, anticipate and place our energies into life, then find ourselves feeling defeated and struggling to make sense of this journey in our broken world. Within the flurry of my circumstances over the past few weeks, I missed preparing this post. My prayer time over what to write often returned to the posts prepared during last year's Advent season. I now believe our LORD is providing a time of healing and rest for me, while reminding all of us of truths previously spoken.
Today, I will refresh the Advent posts from last year, and send them over the next week as a reminder of Elohim's wonderful gift provided to us long ago. Our Abba, seeing the depths of sin in this world, sent His perfect, holy Son, our Lord, Yeshuah Ha Messiah, to be light in the darkness. Likewise, may we see this Light as if for the first time, in wonder and with renewed excitement. We cannot let the events surrounding us diminish our celebration of the humble arrival of our majestic Savior.
My prayer for each of us comes from the letter from Paul to the church in Ephesus:
I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. Ephesians 1:17-19 NIV
I wish each of you a very happy holiday time with family and friends. As Hannukah has completed and Christmas is before us, let us remember Who lights our way in this dark world and give our efforts to reflect His radiance on those around us.