May the God of HOPE fill you with all JOY and PEACE as you trust in Him, so that you may OVERFLOW with the hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
What a wonderful blessing! Wouldn’t it be great if we were overflowing with Hope, Joy and Peace? I have so many friends who are struggling with the COVID blues. It is hard to see light at the end of the tunnel. We know there is light, but where is it? When will it finally be here?
On top of the COVID blues, we go to work and come home when it is still dark. All of these add up to a time that can be completely overwhelming.
We have hope in Jesus. The Bible says that we are to cast ALL our cares on Him because He cares for us. Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you; not as the world gives you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” Zephaniah 3:17 The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in His love He will…rejoice over you with singing.
This December 21, the evening of the Winter Solstice, when the daylight hours will be the shortest, we will be treated to a unique celestial event with the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn. By now most of us have heard of the “Christmas Star”. On this night, the stars will be so close that they appear to be one bright light in the sky. They are still 400 million miles apart. The best time to view will be around sunset in the western sky. Now don’t get me wrong, this is not the star that led the Wise Men to Bethlehem, but what a fun way to think of it. It would be a lot of fun to watch the two planets all month as they get closer and closer.
I am amazed to think that at these low points in our 2020 year that God sends a sign to remind us that He is in control. We are reminded that the Light of the world has stepped into our world to give us light and to make all things new. Jesus said, “I am the Light of the World. Whoever follows me will never walk-in darkness but will have the light of life.” John 8:12. Psalm 27:1 says, “The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall, I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life, of whom shall I be afraid.”
As you look out on December 21 for the Christmas Star, may we be reminded of His power, and His light that He brings for all mankind. The Angel said, “Fear not for behold I bring you tidings of great joy that shall be for all people, for unto you is born this day in the city of David, a Savior which is Christ the Lord.”
Praying that the God of HOPE will fill you with all JOY and PEACE as you trust in Him, so that you may OVERFLOW with the hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Remember, The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in His love He will…rejoice over you with singing.