Am very thankful to have been encouraged this Advent. What a difference from a year before! Am thankful for mental and emotional respite.
This Advent, a number of people dear to me are going through very difficult situations. We are praying hard, and I get updates on phone, email regularly. It hurts to see them in these circumstances. There is much uncertainty – developments we don’t fully understand, decisions to make and daily lives that still need to go on.
But here we are. We cling on to God. We keep our hopes high. What is happening increases our yearning for His second Advent – when He will come again and everything wrong will finally be made right, suffering ends. In the meantime, our strength is in Immanuel – God with us.
Songs I’ve kept with me this season:
He Made A Way In A Manger
Do You Have Room? (Shawna Edwards)