Posts made in December 2013

A Heavenly Hug

Posted on Dec 22, 2013 in Faith | 0 comments

Merry Christmas, Friends and Family!

With the grandest birthday party on earth only days away, I’d like to share with you a gift I was given last Christmas Eve.  On my favorite night of the year, I received an unexpected “present” from above.  My heart was overwhelmed by BEAUTY and LOVE, and all year long, to my continued amazement, the gift has kept giving.  It’s as if God has been “unwrapping the present,” revealing to me more and making abundantly clear the gift wasn’t only for me–I’m supposed to share!  “Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you” (Psalm 63:3).

A lovely candle-lighting service had just ended.  My favorite Christmas song, Amy Grant’s “Breath of Heaven (Mary’s Song),” had just been sung:  “Breath of Heaven, hold me together… Be forever near me… Lighten my darkness… Pour over me Your holiness, for You are holy….”  Celebrating the birth of Jesus had been divine.  The eyes of my heart were open and focused upward, on the wondrous Star of Bethlehem which had shone HOPE for all mankind.  My family had preceded me to our car, so I was exiting the church alone.  As I opened the door to the brisk night air, I was greeted by a complete surprise:  glorious white flakes falling gently from the sky–SNOW!

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