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Monday, December 15, 2014


Some are weeping--this Advent Season.  Rivers of tears roll down their cheeks.  With brows furrowed by the weight of great grief, their mouths thrown open in loud moans of anguish.  Their broken hearts leaking the deep grief of loss and desperation.  No hope for tomorrow--no plan for today--only the reality of the bleakness of the moment and the bite of their sorrow.

While the world whirls around them in frivolous delight, hurrying--scurrying in some mindless task.  Grabbing for all they deem to be their right---gifts and glitter--feasts and flora--songs and silliness--joys and jubilation.  All we need and everything we want , overflowing abundance with no thought or hesitation, is gathered around us in our storehouse of more than enough.

Those who are left with hearts filled with grief--must stop and wonder where they went wrong.  Why are they sitting without a glimmer of hope-when all the world seems filled with plenty?  Has He forgotten them--is He punishing them--or are they invisible to the hordes who espouse good cheer?  Silently they cry--wordlessly they grieve--the shame of their envy hidden deep in their souls.  The reality of their circumstance wedged deep within --sitting in resignation of the bleakness of the day.

The age old question --Why? --will be asked by most of us at some point along the way.  Why--Why--Why?  There is no good answer--a mystery for all the ages--there is no answer here on this earth.  What we know-






So whether you are shouting for joy or kneeling in pain--always remember -the greatest gift--the only true gift----the only eternal gift--came long ago.  No matter where you stand or how you stand--He was given--and that, My Friend is


In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
I John 9:4-11


  1. Bravo, another great post. Thank you, Lulu. Blessings

  2. Dear Lulu ... you have captured a stark truth that can be hard to handle. But what you have written is true. This is a very hard season for many ... and for a multitude of reasons. That you've put this on the table is important and necessary. I am grateful.

  3. The UK is one of the world's richest nations yet we have poverty on our doorstep more than ever before. Food banks, (something I don't remember existed 10 years ago) are now all over the place feeding more people than ever before.

    You remember Christ saying that we will always have the poor amongst us. They are still here, 2000 years later, as a lasting opportunity for us to do some good.

    God bless you.

    1. And, Victor, they will always be among us---

      God Bless You As Well, Friend!


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