"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."
The shortest day of the year has come and gone! It only gets brighter from here on in; isn't that fabulous? I was thinking the other day how appropriate it is that it starts getting brighter right at Christmas time.
Light offers us hope. Jesus came to give us hope. Coincidence? I don't know....
I do know that I am excited about the days getting longer and brighter, even though it will be a slow process. I am excited for the h-o-p-e that it brings. I am looking forward to spring flowers, wonderfully smelling rainfalls and the beautiful rainbows that follow. I am anxious for the green grass to make its re-appearance, the sandals to come out of hibernation and the windows in the house to have a reason to be open.
It may still be a long time coming, but the process has begun.
The same is for my eternity with Jesus. I am looking forward to walking on streets paved with gold, singing in the most amazing choirs and basking in the company of my Lord and Saviour. It may still be a long time coming -- or maybe not -- but the process has begun...thanks to the birth of baby Jesus.