God rest ye merry, gentlemen
Let nothing you dismay
Remember, Christ, our Saviour
Was born on Christmas day
To save us all from Satan’s power
When we were gone astray
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy!
We can have rest because Jesus was born.
Shocking, isn’t it?
That the birth of a child can turn your whole world upside down?
If you are a parent, as we chatted about yesterday, you know it’s true.
But if that baby is God Himself, tucked into human form, supernaturally growing in a virgin’s womb, announced by a choir of angels to some of the lowest of the community, born in a stable?
You know miracles are going to happen. They are in His very DNA.
So like God, we can rest after creation.
Jesus came as part of God’s plan to restore, make right what was broken in the garden.
To remind us God hadn’t & hasn’t forgotten about us.
Jesus always was part of His story for reaching His people.
And because God is with us?
We can be merry for the Good News has come.
We can also rest, knowing we are not alone, and God has done all the work to make the way Home for us.
If this is a hard Christmas for you, missing your loved ones, or Christmas’ past, take comfort and joy.
The One we have been waiting for has come. He will always come to those He loves, Beloved.