"Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in despair...
for unto us a child is born, unto us a child is given...
and He will be called
Everlasting Father, and
Prince of Peace."
The message of Christmas remains the same no matter what circumstance I find myself in. Last year was overwhelming to say the least, but even in the midst of our despair, the meaning of Christmas prevailed.
His birth changed everything. His birth was part of God's plan to eliminate the gloom in our desperate situations.
I posted this same video last year and it's still just as powerful.
Not only did He provide for our future - our eternal resting place, but He provided for our present needs as well.
This past year, He has been our Wonderful Counselor as we sorted through options, decisions, and opinions of what Ben needed.
He has been our great physician - our Mighty God - healing Ben with each medicine and bite of food on the ketogenic diet.
He has been our Everlasting Father - he knows our needs before we do and has never once abandoned us.
He has been the Prince of Peace in our home, our minds, and our hearts.
There is so much tragedy around us. Things that have made national news as well as those that are tragic to only your family, friends, or community. I wish I had grand explanations and eloquent words to explain pain and suffering.
But I don't.
All I know is that one day...
"there will be no more gloom for those who were in despair"...
and it's all because God sent His one and only Son so that whoever will believe in Him will not perish, but will have everlasting life.
Hope was born.
Have a very wonderful Christmas.
Love to you all,
Laurie, Leeon, & Ben