We can all agree that we have had quite a stormy year, with lots of ups and downs and lots of waves tossing us around, not being sure where we were going…
There have been moments when we have felt like we were drowning, finding it hard to breathe through everything that was happening. But then there were moments when we felt like we were above the surface of the water; when we could really embrace all the little blessings that we could find in our day — whether it was the joy of our children or good health, or just being able to survive.
Even in the uncertainty of how the waves are going to be like, whether they are going to be the waves of a storm or the calm waves that bring us to tranquility and peace. In the center of it all, is this one love that we can depend on. This love that can hold us steady. This love that can give us the perfect peace that we need and the love that binds us altogether as one to remind us that we are never alone.
There is a Heavenly Father who loves us so dearly, who would never let go of us and holds our hands (and feet). So we can put on love and let the peace of Christ rule in our hearts with gratutude….
ᶜᵒˡᵒˢˢⁱᵃⁿˢ ³:¹²⁻¹⁵ (NIV)
ᵀʰᵉʳᵉᶠᵒʳᵉ, ᵃˢ ᴳᵒᵈ’ˢ ᶜʰᵒˢᵉⁿ ᵖᵉᵒᵖˡᵉ, ʰᵒˡʸ ᵃⁿᵈ ᵈᵉᵃʳˡʸ ˡᵒᵛᵉᵈ, ᶜˡᵒᵗʰᵉ ʸᵒᵘʳˢᵉˡᵛᵉˢ ʷⁱᵗʰ ᶜᵒᵐᵖᵃˢˢⁱᵒⁿ, ᵏⁱⁿᵈⁿᵉˢˢ, ʰᵘᵐⁱˡⁱᵗʸ, ᵍᵉⁿᵗˡᵉⁿᵉˢˢ ᵃⁿᵈ ᵖᵃᵗⁱᵉⁿᶜᵉ. ᴮᵉᵃʳ ʷⁱᵗʰ ᵉᵃᶜʰ ᵒᵗʰᵉʳ ᵃⁿᵈ ᶠᵒʳᵍⁱᵛᵉ ᵒⁿᵉ ᵃⁿᵒᵗʰᵉʳ ⁱᶠ ᵃⁿʸ ᵒᶠ ʸᵒᵘ ʰᵃˢ ᵃ ᵍʳⁱᵉᵛᵃⁿᶜᵉ ᵃᵍᵃⁱⁿˢᵗ ˢᵒᵐᵉᵒⁿᵉ. ᶠᵒʳᵍⁱᵛᵉ ᵃˢ ᵗʰᵉ ᴸᵒʳᵈ ᶠᵒʳᵍᵃᵛᵉ ʸᵒᵘ. ᴬⁿᵈ ᵒᵛᵉʳ ᵃˡˡ ᵗʰᵉˢᵉ ᵛⁱʳᵗᵘᵉˢ ᵖᵘᵗ ᵒⁿ ˡᵒᵛᵉ, ʷʰⁱᶜʰ ᵇⁱⁿᵈˢ ᵗʰᵉᵐ ᵃˡˡ ᵗᵒᵍᵉᵗʰᵉʳ ⁱⁿ ᵖᵉʳᶠᵉᶜᵗ ᵘⁿⁱᵗʸ. ᴸᵉᵗ ᵗʰᵉ ᵖᵉᵃᶜᵉ ᵒᶠ ᶜʰʳⁱˢᵗ ʳᵘˡᵉ ⁱⁿ ʸᵒᵘʳ ʰᵉᵃʳᵗˢ, ˢⁱⁿᶜᵉ ᵃˢ ᵐᵉᵐᵇᵉʳˢ ᵒᶠ ᵒⁿᵉ ᵇᵒᵈʸ ʸᵒᵘ ʷᵉʳᵉ ᶜᵃˡˡᵉᵈ ᵗᵒ ᵖᵉᵃᶜᵉ. ᴬⁿᵈ ᵇᵉ ᵗʰᵃⁿᵏᶠᵘˡ.