Friday, December 21, 2007

His Promise

4 days until Christmas-
WHAT?!

Just yesterday it was Fall - And we were dressing the kids up for Halloween - And then it was Thanksgiving - Black Friday!!

Where did December go?

I don't know, but that's the whirlwind most of us find ourselves in, getting "wrapped up" in the world's holiday season.

But when Jesus was born, all was quiet. Until an Angel lit up the night sky and told the shepherds He had been born. Then, the black turned bright white as all the Angels descended from Heaven and rejoiced that He had been born.

The Old Testament prophets spoke of this day, of this promise. Faithful waited. God fulfilled.

I'm not ready for the "Holiday."

Today, my Christmas cards are getting mailed. Usually they're long gone by now.

No Christmas presents have been wrapped.

This week has been pretty stressful as I've taken my daughter to the doctor's office three days in a row. She gave a sample of her throat, of her urine, and of her blood. Tests were done. We waited on their cultures. Two days in a row, my precious two year old had to have two large antibiotic shots administered to her. As a mom, I felt helpless. But I trusted the doctors and prayed they had knowledge to help us. I just couldn't continue to watch my daughter's temperature rise and not understand what her body was fighting.

Yesterday as my husband and I waited at the doctor's office, surrounded by sick kids and their parents, I prayed that my daughter's white count would be lowered, substantially, so that we would not have to give her another round of shots.

God fulfilled.

Just like the rain blessing my part of the country this morning, we have prayed and God has fulfilled.

I know there are many prayers that go unanswered, but we must remain faithful. As many of those in the Old Testament remained faithful, we must follow their example. And you know why.

Because God fulfilled His promise, as He always does. And always will.

4 comments:

  1. Awesome post, Christy. Yes our God is a fulfilling God. He filleth to overflow, yet we often fail to recognize it. Late cards are fine. Divy your wrapping over the next few days. Trust me, don't wait til Christmas eve. Not fun.

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  2. I hope she's better soon! I bet it was one of those weird viruses that just causes fever. I hate those because they're so scary!

    Hang in there and try to enjoy the holiday. Santa doesn't wrap gifts at our house. It's really nice! That way the kids see them as they come out and we get great photos. :)

    Missy

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  3. Thanks Missy and Mindy

    I did manage to get a few Christmas cards out and the majority of the gifts wrapped today. The rest I'll do tonight.

    Merry Christmas to All!

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  4. I hope your little one feels better soon! I had to drop out of Christmas cards this year because of my book, work, and the upcoming wedding. I've been getting too little sleep as it is. We are hoping to send a New Years note out, but I finally allowed myself to let that stress go. I love everyone, but I just can't stretch that much thinner this time around. Sometime I have to see my family and not get lost in tasks.

    Be well, Merry Christmas.
    Angie

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