My heart is tender this morning as I open the Word. Oh how I crave it! The one place I can read every word and know God penned them for me. His love letter, His guide map, His instruction, His correction, His healing balm, His heart. In the raw places of my soul, it soothes and comforts but it also reminds me how to press on in this crazy world.
I begin this season in joyful anticipation of all He has in store! Yes, I'll probably still be a blubbering mess of emotions all season because of the rawness and tenderness of this last year, but it's truly out of a heart of gratitude for Him meeting me where I have been at every turn. We've been through a lot together this year. It hasn't always been pretty. Our conversations have been real and downright hard but He specializes in hard places and met my every need of Him. He is so good! He continues to meet my every need and my love for Him has deepened to a whole new level I didn't know existed. So now when my hands grasp around the leather cover of my Bible, those dang eyes begin to leak again...every time. Lol! I open it and every word on those blessed pages of my Bible come alive in a beautiful way! I love Him so much!
So this morning I'm ready to kickoff the Christmas season in this precious Book! I think I'll begin right here in Matthew 1:18,
“This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about...."
Doesn't that give you chills? I can hardly wait to read and immerse myself in the story of how He came....for ME! Read along with me and let's be reminded together of the wonder of Him! I pray your Christmas season is blessed and full of joy in the One who came for YOU! And watch out, the more you read and "get it"...your eyes will be a leaky mess too! Ha! 😉