Caravan Sonnet: Welcome December!

12/1/14

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

And just as Mary pondered and treasured the words and time in her heart, we can find so many delightful treasures in this month.
There are so many beautiful things to ponder: such as days filled with family and friends, delightful sunsets and sunrises, 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. Last year 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!" 
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. Wonderful message and beautiful pictures. <3

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    1. Aww thank you so much Marci!!! I so appreciate you and your sweet encouragement!! I can't wait to stop on over to your blog later today with a cup of tea and catch up on my reading! My health and treatments have been so intense lately that I haven't had a chance to do a lot of blog reading! Can't wait to stop by today!!
      :) Hope you have a wonderful Thursday,
      Rebecca :)

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  2. Thanks for the reminder. I look forward to reading more! Just found you through The Collective blog hop! :)

    http://delectableescapades.blogspot.com/

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    1. Natalie, Thank you so much for stopping by!! It is delightful to have you here! I would love to connect more with you and would have loved to have sent you a direct email but unfortunately you are a "no reply blogger" and I wasn't able to. I hope to connect more with you in the future!
      Blessings, Rebecca :)

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  3. I love this! 'It has come with great purpose' Isn't that the truth!

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    1. Isn't that quote just WONDERFUL?!? I heard it last year for the first time and it always challenges and encourages me!!

      Hope you have a wonderful Thursday sweet friend!
      :) Rebecca

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