One of the things I love about the Christmas season is receiving Christmas cards in the mail from friends and family. I also like to send them out, but ever since my oldest son has not been at home, I haven’t had a complete family picture to use. It makes me very sad. I don’t know what to do. How can I send an incomplete family picture? I was torn. It makes me sad not to send a card, and it makes me sad that I don’t have a complete family picture. Finally, I just went for it! I ordered the cards! It has an individual picture of all four kids. Its broken and imperfect, but it is the reality that we are living. And its ok. That is why we look forward to the coming of Jesus! That is why is came- to bring healing and hope and to redeem. Other people may send us their Christmas cards with a beautiful family photo full of perfect smiles and coordinating clothes, but I know that each and every one has something they are living with that is imperfect, broken, hurting, or just really hard. We all need Jesus to heal something. So, I was sad about my imperfect Christmas card, but I am also reminded that JESUS IS COMING. For my family, and for others too. I’m reminded that I need him to come and heal my broken heart and heal my broken family. I’m reminded to fix my eyes on him and to place my hope in the only one who is powerful enough to heal me and my family. Yesterday was a hard day. I sat and looked at the Christmas tree without any light or decorations and I remember how much my oldest son loved to help me string the lights and hang the ornaments. But today is a new day. God’s mercies are new every morning. Jesus is with me. Healing is coming! Jesus is coming!
PRAYER: Father, you are the healer. Keep my eyes fixed on you knowing your mercies are new every morning. Amen.