Today I’m going to do something a little different and I’m not really sure how it will go. I’m going to share some hopes, fears, and thoughts from my heart with you in the form of a prayer. I hope you are blessed.
Oh Abba! It is so hard to understand what even happened when Mary conceived of the Holy Spirit and bore the very Son of God.
I really can’t say that I understand it at all. But when I try to grasp all of its meaning, I am wonderstruck.
You, the Most High God became a Man, like any other and yet so unlike any other. Help me understand.
The story You have carved in history is wondrous. It is purely amazing. A rebellious people cast you away. A blind and deaf generation rejected you. Yet you sent your son, your only son, to die for us.
Forgive me when I think my sin is too great! Hold me and help me to trust you when I fear it is too much to ever comprehend. I can’t comprehend it fully, and I never will. But that’s okay.
“Take my heart, it is thine own. Let it be thy royal Throne.”
Oh Father! How is it that you have sent Emmanuel, God with us? How can it be?
I surrender my heart, I will cling to it no longer. Reign in me, LORD. Reign in your rightful place.
Through your birth you have opened the way. Through the cross you sealed our salvation. You tore the veil from top to bottom. And now I can approach you Glorious Throne with boldness.
For you are mine, and you will hold me fast forever.
Dear Abba, when I think about tomorrow and all the surprises and stresses it holds my heart feels impatient and heavy.
Let me rest in you, right here, right now, for a moment longer. Let me glimpse the beauty of a Story never to be forgotten.
I don’t want anything to get in the way. Because you are most important in my life.
I am yours. You are mine. Your love is everlasting, you grace abounding, and as far as the east is from the west, so have you removed my sins from me.
I want to rejoice in you. I want to sing! For you alone are the fairest of all, my portion, and my strength, all the days of my life.
“Because your love is better than life, I will praise you. (Psalm 63:3)”
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
I hope you enjoyed! Have a wonderful and blessed Christmas Eve. Hopefully you’re not like me, and you have everything ready for Christmas.
Song of the Day: Christmas Dreams by Francesca Battistelli
I simply couldn’t resist sharing this one, even if it doesn’t match the overall mood of the post very well. 🙂 It’s one of my favorite Christmas Eve songs.
“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord
-Psalm 23:6 (ESV)