Carriers of a Message!
Every morning, I wake up to another day of experiencing the love of my Savior. I am a fortunate woman because of the Lord. His word says that his mercies are new every morning, and I really take it to heart, especially when I hear sad news of people going through difficulty, loss or pain. In these moments, I realize that I’m a carrier of an important message, and feel compelled to share the Good News.In our family, we’ve had two uncles, Charlie and Marvin Roat, who recently passed away. They both lived long lives, and we had the opportunity to see them during the fall, a few months before they passed. How blessed we felt to be able to spend time with them, knowing that the next time our paths would cross would be in heaven. A few days ago, while we were Christmas caroling with friends in our neighborhood, we met a woman who was mourning the loss of her mother. How sad! A couple of weeks ago, the daughter of a good friend of mine was diagnosed with leukemia. This young girl is going through a very intense treatment. Another woman that I recently met told me she is getting divorced and doesn’t have hope that her marriage will make it. Every day, we hear about people who are going through some type of loss. Some have the hope of our Savior Jesus and some don’t. How exciting it is to be able to share the Christmas story with people in all these circumstances. Emmanuel, God with us! This is the story of the Christ child who came into the world to save us from our sins, to heal our hearts, and give us hope. 1 John 4 tells us, “This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.” Those of us who are believers in Christ have the privilege to be the arms, hands, and the voice of our Savior, Jesus, to the people that need him most. We are the instruments of God’s goodness to a hurting world. Sometimes it’s difficult to make the time for those in need. Life can be so busy, especially during Christmas. But when we understand all that God has done on our behalf, our hearts open up and we make time for those in need. My prayer is that we would be inspired to sing the song that God has put in our hearts. At times, it might sound as soft as a whisper and other times as loud as a choir. Every time we buy food for a homeless person, speak words of encouragement to a grieving widow, or help a relationship in crisis, we are singing the song that the Lord loves to hear. May the love, peace, joy, and the presence of our Savior be with all of you this Christmas Season! May His kingdom come, may His will be done on earth as it is in heaven. May you be used to bring His hope and love to this world.