The Weary World Rejoices in 2020

The Weary World Rejoices in 2020

Weary. It was the only word I could think of to describe my heart. I consider myself a pretty strong person, and I honestly do not take for granted the blessings I have been given, but I am still weary at the end of this year. And as soon as I said the word out loud my mind began to sing … the weary world rejoices. I smiled at the spark as more of the lyrics played in my head, and the more I sang, the more I was struck by what a timely picture this vintage Christmas carol paints. 

As we come to the end of 2020, the world is weary, and this is the first world-wide weariness that I have experienced in my lifetime. I have heard the stories of generations before me who have collectively grieved or suffered with the entire world, but this is the first time that the idea of a weary world has touched an exposed nerve for me personally. And so I wondered, why was the world so weary when Mary was about to give birth to her miracle? 

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Strength To Be Content Now … Not Later

Strength To Be Content Now … Not Later

Philippians 4:11-13 (hcsb)

I have learned to be content in whatever circumstance I am. I know both how to have a little, and I know how to have a lot. In any and all circumstances I have learned the secret of being content – whether well fed or hungry, whether in abundance or in need. I am able to do all things through Him who gives me strength.

My entire life I have heard and quoted Philippians 4:13 as a CHARGE, as a battle cry when chasing after a goal, as a powerful call to action! It is plastered on posters and chanted by teams in locker rooms and used to inspire people to go out and do more and be more with the strength of God as their assurance of victory.

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