Saturday, December 25, 2010
I've been awake since 4. Darren refuses to get up until 6 so I'm sitting in front of my tree sipping on a cup of coffee and thinking. I'm thinking about a lot of things...I think that's a gift most women posses. I'm thinking about that baby. Well, actually two babies. The first baby is the baby that changed everything for me. Where would I be without Him? I have no clue, but I do know it would be a horrible existence. He has given me so much...and material blessings are the least of my blessings. I say that because at one time in my life, Reader, I desired a lot of things. I still like things, but I've realized the abundant life in Him is not just stuff. It's so much more than that! He has taken a sad, lonely, fearful, low self esteem chick and re-educated her in love. He has taught me so much about who I am in Him and how valuable I am in Him just because I'm His kid. He loves me in spite of my, well, I guess you could call them "special needs." Yes, this little baby took me into His family, adopted me and grafted me in. No longer an orphan...I'm now a part of His family. How wonderful His love for me. And that, Reader brings me to the other baby on my mind this morning. A little baby orphaned yet loved so much by people she has no clue even exist. I yearn for her. I can't wait to get her in my arms to let her know she is safe and loved and valued. Just like what my God does for me every single day. He yearns for us, too. He wants us to jump in His arms and find the safety, security, and value we desire. I have no clue who you are, Reader, but if you are orphaned by circumstances beyond your control, come to Jesus. Let Him change everything for you today. He truly can and will...I'm living proof of that. Merry, merry Christmas!