Hey you all, I want to wish you a fabulous day today as you celebrate Christmas. I’m sure we all remember the reason for the season. Today, love came into the world. Well, not quite today today, but around this season. Still let’s go with it and celebrate the birth of our Christ.
My Pastor has been preaching a series on Jesus, explaining how many of us are stuck on Jesus as a baby in a manger. Others think of him as the twelve-year-old at the temple. Others yet see him crucified. He warned about the danger of being stuck at this various stages of our Christ. We must allow Jesus to grow in our hearts if we are going to experience him in his full measure, he preached.
This got me thinking, how do I see Jesus? I think of him mostly as sitting on the right hand side of the father interceding on our behalf. I see him go out to recover lost sheep and bring them back in with the rest of the flock. Sometimes I see him carry me on my weak days. Recently in one of our wee morning sessions, he revealed himself to me as my redeemer; my kinsman redeemer to me exact. In this season as he asks me to tarry with him and learn from him, I am hemmed in with him and I feel blessed. A season will come when he will send me forth after my purification and fortification, but for now, I rest in him. I am blessed indeed.
How about you, how do you view Jesus? The teaching was such an interesting introspective series because I think when I practiced the catholic faith, he remained either a baby in a manger or crucified on the cross. I prefer a resurrected Christ now, I experience him so much more powerfully. Only recently did I come to understand the significance of the resurrection so that image is even more portent -Christ defying death and rising back up after vanquishing hell and redeeming eternal life for us -Hallelujah! how can I not shout?!
That aside, I’ve had a lovely week at home with my precious son and his best friend Sathia. This weekend my former neighbors from the old house came to visit and I ended up having a bit of a health scare; the EMTs came over and revived me just fine and I was merry on my way in no time at all, praising God and the whole bit. I should have had it checked out at the ER but I declined until I get insurance next year/week. I just found out earlier this month that Jan and I got booted off of the insurance mid-year so we haven’t had health insurance this whole time and I hadn’t a clue! But isn’t God good? We’ve been fine all year long somehow by his grace -I think that deserves a hearty Amen!! I’ll be sure to go in for an array of blood tests next week just so I’m covered, don’t want to take this precious life for granted, not when there’s still so much of it to be lived.
Jan and I are spending Christmas with Sathia’s family again, you’ll remember we spent Thanksgiving with them. I’m so grateful that God surrounds us with love and care from friends, it really is a beautiful life creating new memories to cherish yet again in the future.
Oh, I am back on Social Media -Yay!!! I felt ready suddenly earlier today (I bet you it’s due to the health scare, these seem to galvanize me into active living), so I whipped out my trusted iPhone and we took some pics and splashed them across all platforms, so why not here on the blog too, for here is my real home. It feels good to reconnect with you all again on all available platforms, I’ve been gone too long. Thank you all so much for being so supportive of me. I have a feeling you’ll be seeing a lot more of me going forward, so buckle up!
Such a random post. It’s 2:30am and I’m here typing away. I better turn in for the night. I pray peace to all men, for that is why Christ came, ‘Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid’ John 14:27. Stay happy and let not peace depart from your hearts. Much love to you all and to your precious ones. From my family to yours, we wish you a Merry Christmas!!! Helena xoxo