Reaching out from Grand Lake Community Chapel
Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Greetings in Christ!
This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it! Let us rejoice in clear roads (for today, at least!), and let us be glad that the forecast nasty weather for the next couple of days seems to have Presque Isle County just north of the worst of it! That said, here’s hoping for a white Christmas – with clear roads and driveways…
Can you believe that it’s only 11 days until Christmas Day?? This coming Sunday is the Fourth Sunday of Advent; where has the time gone? Even if you’re one of those fortunate folks who have all the shopping done, house perfectly decorated, and your outfit for Christmas Eve worship picked out, there’s almost certainly a thing of two that you’ve got to address; one of those things is continuing to prepare the way of the Lord in your heart and soul. Let’s be honest, the process of making ourselves ready for the birth of Christ is a never-ending one. We may feel that we’re all set, and then we encounter a challenge that causes us to stumble in some way; we might lash out in anger at a loved one, we may see a story on the nightly news that causes us to lose hope for tomorrow, or the pressures of a medical worry could toss us into despair. Common, human responses to difficult things. Nothing to beat ourselves up over, rather these are opportunities to turn to The One who makes all things right in the perfect time and in the perfect way, opportunities to let God be God in our lives and making our spirits fertile ground for the Messiah to walk upon. In a very few days from today, we will be able to say “Merry Christmas,” for in a very few days, the Christ Child will come to make all things new. Including us.
Blessings to you!
Karen and Greg
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6,