Happy Freaking Holidays People!
What the heck is going on around here??
First of all, Why did the snow come on Saturday night instead of Sunday night? I could have had an extra day off, and it could have been possible that Phyllis would have had 2 snow days instead of one!
I work in automotive which means that we get all the time between Christmas and my birthday off, which is a blessing. But that also means that we have a lot to do in the next few days (and I am off on Friday so it only makes it worse). People have needed to do something for two weeks, and have decided to LIE and say it was my fault, thankfully, I never get rid of email, and so... I am exanurated. jerks.
I'm sick of cancer. My girlfriend's dad is full of it (cancer) and I don't like it one bit. (please pray for Mr. Dacpano and my friend Cat).
My Christmas shopping is almost done, just gotta get the gift cards.
But then... in the midst of all my rambling, Romans 5 comes to mind. Out of nowwhere :)
Hope. Hope in Christ. Merry Christmas! A savior is born. that's how quick God can pull me out of the pit, remind me what He's is. He's a million things, in Isaiah 9
1 Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress...
6 For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, [b] Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Am I the only one who is blown away by it? PEACE! No more gloom! Hope! HOPE! HOPE!!
That's what it's all about, not snow days, not liars, not cancer, it's about a God who loves us, in whom we have HOPE!
Romans 5:1-11 1Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we[a]have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we[b] rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. 3Not only so, but we[c] also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.
6You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. 7Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. 8But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
9Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God's wrath through him! 10For if, when we were God's enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! 11Not only is this so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.