I pulled the ribbon tight into a bow and placed the package beneath the tree.
That’s when I saw the little ballerina ornament, delicate and suspended by her life-line among the branches…and I thought of you.
Wondering how you’re holding up in this final countdown to Christmas.
Seems everyone these days is carrying so much inside. So much “stuff” standing between them and the true joy of the season; death, divorce, illness, loss, financial hardship and more. Sometimes all we have to offer is prayer to stretch across those lonely miles to comfort an aching heart.
And prayer…is enough.
When the whole season has been unwrapped and the remnants are left lying in messy heaps on the floor…when our bellies are full of feast and festivities and we’ve sung every last carol until we’re humming them in our sleep……when we’ve finally checked off every task from our many lists and reminders and the holiday specials turn their focus from Frosty and Rudolph to the New Year…when the last little one is sleeping peacefully and the tree lights are unplugged for another year….
we’re still left with our life line.
When we’re dangling by a thread of what’s left of us, the Word of God is what keeps us from falling and crumbling into something unrecognizable.
Jesus is the life-line that sustains us, keeps us afloat and whole.
His comfort, His unending love and power to save and transform…His grace and mercies…remain.
The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our
God endures forever."
(Isaiah 40:8 NIV)
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, dear friend.
Let Jesus be your life-line today and always.