I will not be sad to see the end of 2018. I don’t know about you, but this has been a year of low-level stress for us. Nothing major. Just a lot of rotten wood and asbestos in our house that had to go. And a roof, several walls, a few floors, and all the windows. We’ve had months of dust and disruption and we’re still living under a big, white wrap.
At least it’ll be a white Christmas.
Anyway, rant over. We are blessed to have a home, the kids are healthy, my wife loves me, and God is good. What more could a man want?
A verse that has resonated with me this year, is this one:
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. (Psa 23:5a)
Our enemies, whatever they may be, seek to distract and disrupt us, but the Lord’s response is to get us to sit and feast in front of them. It takes a measure of faith to to do that when there is a struggle going on. We are inclined to worry and wrestle, but the Good Shepherd wants us to “sit, eat.” He’s got this.
One of my goals this year was to finish Letters from Jesus. I had to work to the sound of jackhammers and rip saws, but the book got done. Hooray! As you probably know, it was released this week. For a few days it was Amazon’s number one best-selling book on both the New Testament and Jesus Christ. My thanks to everyone who grabbed a copy or bought one to give away.
I am very thankful that my job is telling people the good news of Jesus. To be able to write every day about God’s unconditional love, and occasionally go a bit deeper in unpacking the significance of ancient letters and prophecies, is a dream come true for me. If you have been blessed by what I write, I am sure you won’t mind me taking the opportunity to thank the following patrons on Patreon:
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May joy and peace be yours in abundance as we celebrate the birth of our Savior.