As we say hello to the last month of this eventful year, all of us are quite eager to get it done with. The year 2020 will long be remembered as one to forget. For the first time in a hundred years, a worldwide pandemic swept across cities and country sides with rampant disregard for anyone in its path.
We were subjected to impeachment hearings, presidential campaigns ad nauseum, name calling, bullying and injustice. Our city streets exploded with protests and violence, unleashing more hatred and anger. Mandates came at us on a weekly basis – wear a mask, masks don’t help – every symptom meant you had COVID19 – death came to many too soon – schools were closed – small business and the entertainment industry were put on hold – economy would most likely tank – fear, anxiety, depression set in as families huddled together and got to know one another again.
So we have experienced just about every human emotion and we’ve gotten through another year. There is hope on the horizon with vaccines that will help eliminate the pandemic. There is optimism by some that our country is on a better path with the election of a new president. We look ahead with anticipation to the start of a new year and pray that the next one will be better.
During this month, we are also looking forward to the celebration of Christmas. We are on the cusp of a great adventure. The King of Kings is born in a dirty stable, surrounded by smelly animals. The promised Messiah came to fulfill the covenant made with man in the Garden of Eden. From the depths of poverty, in a land filled with anger, frustration, hopelessness, the Prince of Peace would emerge. His birth would lead to a ministry beyond compare, a horrible death and resurrection from that death.
As we make way for the Lord, let’s remember that He will come again in majestic glory. We can count on it!