Coming home, and coming down with the flu was not part of the plan. Expectations? Shattered.
That’s a little dramatic, but feverish sleep, forced rest, and doing nothing was not what I expected for my Christmas break.
It is an in-between season right now. A year in Canada, 3+ weeks with family in Texas, and then another year in Canada.
My roots have grown down, and people-roots have grown too. They’re pulled up, abruptly but gently – and it is for a greater purpose.
I know that I can trust my Creator, my Saviour, my Grower. His big master plan is more beautiful and magnificent that I can see on this side of the tapestry.
Philippians 1:6 – His work is going on in my life, and He will carry it to completion.
I may not understand the why of this sickness, or the how and what of this in-between season – but I can trust. And that’s what I’ll do.
Jesus is my hope, the anchor for my soul, firm and secure.
Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise Him all creatures here below
Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
And Merry Christmas! This time of slowing down and rest and refocusing is so important, even if this flu forced it on me.
Just like there is a reason behind the seasons God leads my life through, there’s a reason for Christmas. Let’s reflect on the reason for this season… And it’s about Jesus. His first coming, His love, His life. Also is sacrificial death, and the reconciliation we can have with God the Father. He died, and He rose again. That’s why we celebrate Easter in the spring.
And Jesus Christ, our glorious Saviour Messiah, will return again, so very soon. Maranatha, come Lord Jesus! Now, I live my life for Him, through every crazy season that He brings in my life.