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-
GOD IS GOOD
GOD LOVES US
HE DOES NOT CHANGE
ALL IS FOR HIS GOOD PURPOSE
HE IS ENOUGH
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