Is it through the countless tears of healing a broken heart, illness or any of life’s sorrows that we truly feel the one that is carrying us? Do we appreciate the little things in life more after sorrow? I feel so alone especially during the middle of a sleepless night with no one to hold me. Those feelings intensify until I stop and realize that I am never alone. God’s love surrounds us every second we are alive into eternity. Amazing isn’t it to think of eternity! Forever he is there with his arms open waiting for us to welcome him in.
I want to thank God today for all of the blessings seen and unseen in my life. What power and glory there is to say, Merry CHRISTmas! God’s Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ was born for you and for me, the reason for the season. He is the light, life, and hope of the world.
Due to often severe times of persecution, the earliest followers of Jesus adopted a secret symbol (the fish – Ichthys). When encountering another traveler on the road or another citizen of the city, a Christian would begin “doodling” with his walking stick in the sand. Eventually, he would draw the first half of the fish. If the other traveler saw this and used his stick to complete the fish, the two would know that the other was a Christian. Pagans did not recognize it but believers would, thus many an early Christian was able to discern friend from foe.
MERRY CHRISTMAS from Sweet Conclusions,