Zooming In

The people walking in darkness

have seen a great light;

on those living in the land of deep darkness

a light has dawned. (Isaiah 9:2)

I love this verse. It shouts HOPE!

I think one of my favorite parts about the Christmas season is that hope seems to be magnified. As a believer, I have hope every single day of the year. But during this season, reminders of this hope are all around us. It’s like we take our cameras and zoom in on the hope. I love it. And yet, my desire is to zoom in on this hope every day of the year…not just December!

This feeling of holding on to the hope is the same feeling I experienced as I came home from the mission trip I took last month. The quest to live with a Christ-filled perspective all the time. Some days I succeed fairly well. Other days, I fail miserably. Yet, even in my failure, my Hope is there. It never leaves me even when I forget to zoom in on it.

I grew up listening to one of Anne Murray’s Christmas cassette tapes. My mom and I loved to listen to it. One of the songs I loved (and still love) was called Mary’s Boy Child originally performed by Boney M. Anne Murray’s version is still my favorite but I can’t find it any where. My favorite part of the song is the last few verses. I have been singing,whistling and humming them all morning.

Oh, my Lord

You sent your son to save us

Oh my Lord

Your very self you gave us

Oh my Lord

That sin may not enslave us

And love may reign once more


2 thoughts on “Zooming In

  1. Kandi

    I heard somewhere that the longevity of a dogs is an indicator of the life they have lived.

    I am in the middle of a storm right now, I don't know how it is all going to shake out, but thank you for reminding to keep the faith, and to keep hoping, and whatever happens, it will all work out for the good.

  2. Kelli

    I like this, "Yet, even in my failure, my Hope is there. It never leaves me even when I forget to zoom in on it." Just like our hope is there so is the giver of our hope! Thank you for the sweet reminder to stay hopeful even when it may feel like there is no hope. 😉


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