To start, this weekend was fabulous! I got to spend much needed time with the love of my life, saw a movie (free is the best), and spent some amazing time with our creator. It was pretty awesome.
So, the movie was called “It’s A Wonderful Life.” It’s probably one of the most well known Christmas movies out there. The story is about a man who lives in a small town since he was a child, marries his sweetheart and takes over the family business. On Christmas Eve one year, the bank deposit is lost and George is in serious trouble. He then goes to a bridge and considers taking his life. The story goes on and George gets to see what his town and the people he knew would be like if he has never been born and this got me thinking. It got me thinking a lot. The thing about this was that the town and people weren’t slightly different, they were completely different! Since we will most likely never get to see what the world would be like if we had never been born, it’s hard to think about. When I thought about this as a Christian, I couldn’t help but thank God for the things that He has done for me. Even though I may not see many of the affects that He has on people through me, I’m thankful that He chose to make me and use me as His servant! I also thought a lot about how I WAS born for a reason. There’s a specific plan for my life and that’s why I was born! I don’t ever want to take that lightly. It’s a responsibility and a privilege all in one. So if you ever start doubting your existence, think about how it would be different if you had never been born. Think about a time that you specifically remember God using you in someone’s life, and if you can’t remember one, pray for to happen! You’re here for a purpose, and the purpose is Christ. Now go forth and live for Him, for you chosen and created to do so.
Until the whole world hears,
The other day I was taking my boyfriend home. When you drive into the subdivision, there’s a big uphill turn and the view straight ahead look like a forest in the dark. This is usually all I see because whenever I take him home, it’s dark outside. On Saturday morning, I was on the way to pick him up, driving the same drive I do to take him home and as I was coming up the hill, something seemed different. The thick trees at night weren’t as thick as I thought. Yes, the trees were still there, but since the sun was out, it revealed more. Through the trees were mountains and a beautiful view of the sky. It’s amazing what a little light can show you.
The reason I’m explaining this is because it reminded me of the dark times in my life. In the midst of trials, all people choose to see is what is right in front of them, what they’re facing right then and there, but in reality, there IS something beyond what you’re facing. So what is the light during the dark times? Jesus of course! God brightens our dark days and His promises give us hope that there is something beyond the trees.
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Even the dark days do not separate us from His love. We must acknowledge His presence and love every day, even when it’s not easy, holding on to the hope that beauty is beyond the trial. There is light ahead of the darkness. How encouraging is it to know this? Very.
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