Author: Loyd Jenkins
I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called—his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance.
It’s amazing how November flew by!
Now the turkey is eaten and December is here, and so starts the shuffle and bustle for the holidays. Gift-giving, tree-trimmings, lights and special events and family get-togethers fill our minds and calendars. This time of year evokes feelings of anticipation, excitement, appreciation and renewal as we celebrate the year that has been and the year that is coming. Dinners, parties and traditions held—both old and new—fill these weeks and it is the most wonderful time of year for many of us.
I find it ironic that the best and busiest time of year has the shortest days. It’s nice, however, that the kids don’t have to wait until bedtime to see holiday lights. Still, hopefully, we can take some time from all the distractions and remember people who are in need as we’re running from store to store. So, rather than being stressed from all the extra things we have to do this December, why not spend some time in thoughtful prayer and remember that the best gifts are never found on a shopping list.
There is so much to be thankful for, no matter how our year may seem to us. God is good and gives us what we need when we need it. Everyday has 24 hours in it, no matter what time the sun comes up or when it goes down. We simply have to be thankful and praise Him for His gifts.
Take some time… spend some time… to give thanks for all the Lord has done. Pray for us, here at International Aid, as we work to serve those that serve people in need, that their souls may come to see Jesus within the ministry of healing.