I'm sitting here, at my desk, working. And as I work, I am very aware of the emotional pull to succumb to the worry and fear of the day. There seems to be a nervousness in the air all because of a virus that is beyond our total control.
But who, actually can control most things in this world? We can control our choices & reactions, but have very little power over outside influences and surprises.
So, here I am, at my desk, working. I am very aware of the emotional pull to succumb to... NOPE!!! I choose life. I choose trust. For I serve God who is love, light and life. He is in absolute control over the bigger picture of this season in His creation! My hope is in Him, Jesus, the one who came to this world personally to come to our rescue.
With all these thoughts and more, I take a sip of coffee and am reminded again, that God is here with us. He is in the thunder and in the quiet. He just is.
And my heart rests.
And the KiDs that look up to me, can rest as well.
As an extra thought, I was reading in Matthew 1 the other day and came across these verses:
While Joseph thought about this, an angel of the Lord came to him in a dream. The angel said, “Joseph, descendant of David, don’t be afraid to take Mary as your wife. The baby in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son. You will name the son Jesus. Give him that name because he will save his people from their sins.”
Fear is not a new reaction! Here we see it in Joseph, one among many in the Bible that encountered it. BUT Joseph didn't stay there. He chose trust and acted on it.
Be encouraged today, my friends. God sent His son Jesus, whose very name means that He has come to our rescue, to save us from our sins.
Immanuel is still here among us! Thank God for that!!!