“ Arise, shine; for your light has come,
And the glory of the LORD has risen upon you."
I imagine that's how many of the Israelites felt that holy night so many, many years ago.
No... aching for Him to come!
Imagine their great joy and the glorious hope that it brought to their hurting hearts when the news reached each village... The Savior has been born! For those who believed it must have meant EVERYTHING!
We too hurt... and we search. We long and even ache for Him to come.
But be comforted dear one... He CAME and He WILL come again!
"If I go and prepare a place for you,
I will come again and receive you to Myself,
that where I am, there you may be also."
~ John 14:3
No, He has not forgotten us. Someday...
"Those who sow in tears
shall reap with joyful shouting.
He who goes to and from weeping,
carrying his bag of seed,
Shall indeed come again
with a shout of joy,
bringing his sheaves with him."
~ Psalm 126:5-6
In all the hustle and bustle of preparations, take some time to bask in the Light of Christmas and the hope that He has and is coming! Our King is near!