wonder and be astounded.
For I am doing a work in your days
that you would not believe if told."
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Considering last week's horrible nightmare, Christmas doesn't seem to be a time of miracles. Horror, grief, trauma...anything but joy, peace, goodwill to men.
I'm solemnly reminded of another Christmas many years ago when a tyrant sought his own end to an innocent. The cries of the mothers could be heard through out the nation. Horrible injustices meted out against helpless ones.
Where was God then? Where is God?
The course of humankind has always been stained by our sins. Yet in the violence there is Hope. Not hope of this world, for this world has failed us. But hope in one child saved from the terrbile atrocity to become one later. To bear our sins, my sins, the sins of humankind. To create hope in the chaos of man's failure.
For unto a saviour is born...his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Almighty God, the Everlasting Father...
God was there that sordid night in Bethlehem, and He came to save...
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Getting ready for the holidays requires extra coffee consumption for me. Not the stress so much as the busy nature of the season. I also find myself stopping more often to breathe in the sentimental moments and take a second to appreciate all the warmth associated with Christmas. What unique things do you find yourself doing during the season?