Caravan Sonnet: Welcome December!

12/3/13

Welcome December!



"But Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart." - Luke 2: nineteen
I have always loved the month of December! *smiles* It is filled with the hope of Christmas and the birth of a baby who is everything

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And just as Mary pondered and treasured the words and time in her heart, we can find so many delightful treasures in this month.
copyright: Rebecca VanDeMark
There are so many beautiful things to ponder: such as days filled with family and friends, delightful sunsets (like the one that welcomed December on Saturday evening!!), precious quiet, laughter, and beautiful snow (for those not in the south! *smiles*). There is the opportunity to step back and remember once again the most precious gift of the season does not come wrapped in a gift but in God's great love. 
As we enter into this month of peace I am reminded of the Hope that we have each day. I came across this quote by the British evangelist Alan Redpath that seems so fitting as we enter this month- especially for those who are hurting:
"There is NO circumstance, NO trouble, NO testing, that can ever touch me until first of all, it has gone past Christ, right through to me. IF it has come that far, it has come with GREAT purpose!" 
copyright: Rebecca VanDeMark
At this season that can also be painful due to the loss of loved ones or the pain of present circumstances my prayer for each of you is that the Lord speaks His peace, love, and comfort to you in mighty ways. May He touch and comfort you in ways that only He can. I am praying that your Christmas season is filled with joy, rest, and peace!
Welcome December! 

6 comments:

  1. Love love love this friend!!! These words are so beautiful! <3

    I'm now blogging in a new space and I'd love for you to come check it out :)
    http://likeamorningcupofcoffee.blogspot.com/

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  2. What a beautiful post! Thanks for the encouragement for the month ahead xoxo

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  3. Thanks ladies!! :) And Heather- LOVE the new site! SO cute! Thrilled to be your newest follower!
    :) Rebecca

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  4. Rebecca, you are such an amazing and strong woman. You encourage my soul! Thank you! Do you ever listen to Matt Chandler sermons? Your post is making me think about his sermon from last week for the start of Advent (The Promise of a Savior) -- seems like one that would resonate with you! It makes me think of you because he says we need to be anticipating Christ's return and living in that hope, and if we don't then we're living silly lives. You my dear are living in that hope AND sharing Christ so beautifully! You are such an example.

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