More than I care to l admit, when I am frustrated, impatient, or angry about a thing or situation or person, my prayer to God sounds a lot like this:
Jesus, ______ (the thing/situation/person) makes me _______ (insert emotion). Please change _______ (the thing/situation/person again).
You fill in the blanks. I’m sure your mind already did that for you.
Someone once said that Christmas is like a magnifying glass; it amplifies what we lack. If we were to apply this to Christmas in 2020, then I’m sure that the biggest magnifying glass in the world could not possibly be enough to measure what we all had to go through this December. So if you’re…
It is in times like this that hit me hard, like really hard in the gut, with a reality that I always try to avoid (but obviously can’t)—and it is the truth that we are not in control.
Change reveals so much of who we really are. And if we paused every once in a while, we will see that who we are now is so different from who we were last year. Arguably, maybe even the person we were yesterday.
Next week will be a new year. The holidays will finally come to an end. You will probably have relatives and friends who will be going back to where they really live by then. Or perhaps you will be the one leaving in this scenario.