Monday, November 27, 2017

I found the perfect gift for you....and you can open it now!

"For to us a child is born,
    to us a son is given,
    and the government will be on his shoulders."
- Isaiah 9:6a, NIV -

A special needs parent's Christmas wish list is far from typical. And it mostly contains items Santa can’t manufacture at the North Pole nor fit under a tree. But I was reminded recently that my wish list has nevertheless been fulfilled.

What’s on your list, mom or dad? Do you need a peaceful night of rest? The answer to an impossible situation? Strength to move a mountain or stand in a storm? A warm, loving, non-judgmental hug? Well, here it is, just for you, and it came on Christmas morning:
"And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." - Isaiah 9:6b (NIV)
He is all you need. Sounds simple, almost silly, but it is true. The above verse contains the promise of everything I search for all year through. Let HIM be your counselor/advisor this year, lean on HIS might and strength, know HIS fatherly adoration of you and your child, and rest in HIS peace that passes all understanding.

As the Christmas season approaches, with all of it's distractions from the actual event, please be reminded over these next 25 days that CHRIST is your own very special Christmas gift. He can provide the answer to your list of needs in this season and the coming year.  
If I could reach out to every special care-giver I know, or who reads this blog, this is the gift I would want you to have. Merry Christmas friend!
Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you that in your Son you have provided all that I require. Thank you for the prophecy of Isaiah which speaks directly into my situation these thousands of years later. Allow me to sense in a very real way, your direction, your strength, your love and your comfort. May all that Jesus' accomplished and promised, penetrate my heart this Christmas season, so that I can go into 2018 with a renewed ability to believe and receive from Him. 

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