Skye reminded me of the reason for the season yesterday. She has come to love Amy Grant's music, perhaps more than even I do, and she was asking me about the message in "Better Than a Hallelujah," one of Amy's more recent songs. I told her that when we praise God, we will shout Hallelujah in our joy. But, God wants us to come to him with all of what's on our hearts, especially the hurt and pain. Skye pondered that for a moment and said, "God likes to be told what He needs to fix." I thought that was so powerful.
|God wants to carry our burdens|
Although God is omnipotent, He does want us to tell Him what He needs to fix. He may not be able to answer our prayers in the way we would like, or in the time we would like, but He is constant and wants to carry all of our burdens for us. I'm so proud that Skye understands that and is developing a relationship with God that is truly her own.
So, as we celebrate Christmas, I'm going to slow down a bit and take the time to appreciate all of the ways that God carries my burdens. It's a heck of a lot easier to move through the world when we can focus on our blessings instead. Merry Christmas, everyone.