Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Numbers 26-30; Luke 1:1-20-38

Hello all,
I am now back after a wonderful holiday spent with family and friends. I love this time of year. It’s a time for singing carols, baking cookies, giving gifts, and being reunited with family and friends. Most of all, it’s a time to be thankful. This Christmas I am thankful for the words the Angel Gabriel speaks to Mary in Luke 1: 37. The angel tells her that “nothing is impossible with God."
How wonderful this simple truth is. God can do anything he sets his mind too. Nothing is outside of his reach. I’m so thankful that he can look past any circumstance and work for the ultimate good (Romans 8:28). I’m so thankful that he sees every part of my life (Psalm 139). And I’m thankful that he will do things in his own timing, as we saw with Elizabeth. He knows our deepest desires and wants us to be happy. All he asks is that we delight in him (Psalm 37:4).
What does delighting in him mean? For me, it means delving into his word, praying with utter abandon, and rejoicing over all of the small gifts he has given me already. Instead of pining over the things I want so bad, I’m leaving them in his capable hands.
For today I’m just going to be thankful.

1 comment:

  1. A thankful heart is, indeed, incredibly essential...