IN THE WILDERNESS

Prepare the way of the Lord; Make straight in the desert A highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted And every mountain and hill brought low; The crooked places shall be made straight And the rough places smooth; The glory of the Lord shall be revealed, And all flesh shall see it together; For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.

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!

 

About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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5 Responses to IN THE WILDERNESS

  1. Amen! The arrival of the Messiah brings a message of hope when we need it most after these past months spent in a pandemic-fed wilderness.

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  2. atimetoshare.me says:

    Can you even begin to imagine forty years in the wilderness? Our only hope is in the Lord. Thanks for commenting.

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  3. The anticipation of eternal Hope…ahhhh

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  4. Thank you Kathy for the great reminder. The verse reminded me of a song by Robin Mark called Revival.

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      Thank you for pointing me to that song. I checked it out this morning and it says exactly what I’m feeling about this time in the wilderness. We are still under God’s watchful eye and He will bring us all back home.

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