As Christmas time draws near, we hear of many people who need a listening ear. When I worked as a therapist in Florida our phone lines were busy with people who felt very lonely; the holidays reminded them of people they had left behind when they moved to a new place. Some had not found a good church where they felt love and a sense of belonging. Even with young children around many were caught in the throes of depression, unable to break free from guilt, sadness and fatigue. Each person needs to feel love and acceptance from God and others. God is available to communicate with us daily, if we took some time to talk with Him. He wishes to change our thinking and learn His ways which are often different than we imagine. He came to give us hope and a future.
In Romans 8:38,39 (NLT) God’s infinite love is described so explicitly: “And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death, nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow – not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below – indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
My child, my precious child,
Nothing, absolutely nothing can take you away from My side.
Dangers from without or within will not stop My love.
It has been rooted and grounded in you all these past years.
I was always with you before,
but, then, you did not truly know My love, care and compassion.
Now, you do know Me!
Listen, my child, My way is sweeter and richer than yours.
Allow Me to direct your passage.
I love you deeply.
In this Christmas season, I hope we all will pause and recognize the true meaning of Christ’s birth and life on this earth. Rose Harmer