I love nativities, so when Danny found another one we had purchased on an after Christmas sale I was thrilled. I knew the grands would enjoy putting it together because it was made like LEGO’s. When they came over they were indeed excited. The box showed what it would look like and they opened it up and began to work. The only problem was the size. The pieces to this nativity were so tiny! Not regular LEGO size but so small pieces fell down into the carpet. It wasn’t going to be easy at all. It was rather complicated. They wanted to quit but they kept trying. Eventually they pieced it all together with the help of their momma and even Popaw.
Life is complicated sometimes. And when life gets complicated with all the little troubles it gets hard. But then we look at the Instructions and let the King of the Universe help us and eventually things are pieced together.
Oh beloved, no matter what kind of puzzle you’ve been handed, you are destined to be a victor. You are meant to work through. God loves to teach you to persevere. He will even send you people to help put the pieces of life together. God knows you’ve wanted to quit but you’ve hung in there. He sees your heart’s desire is to accomplish and to finish. But it hasn’t been easy. Life can be complicated. But with the Lord at your side it all can be simplified.
He says to you valiant one! You’ve tried to keep the pieces of your life together. But now it’s time to hand them all to Me. I AM that I AM. I alone set the stars in orbit and keep them there. The same is true for you. I alone are the One who makes you valiant and gives you fortitude within to finish the course. This present trouble won’t last forever, but you will. You feel fearful, anxious and worried. Those are simply feelings. Within you is the Spirit of the Nativity – the Holy Spirit who brought the Babe to a manger, the Savior to a Cross and the King to the Resurrection is within you! You don’t serve a mere child clinging to its mother. You serve the Only Living God! This is how you put it all together!
God loves you and He’s for you! This is your identity: Intrepid, gallant, cherished, fierce, wise, courageous and more! Whatever you see before you is not going to destroy you. Rejoice that all things work together for good and you will survive and thrive. Live, precious one, in the Light of God’s Wonder Working Power!
Psalm 50: 14-15 “Make thankfulness your sacrifice to God, and keep the vows you made to the Most High. Then call on Me when you are in trouble, and I will rescue you, and you will give Me glory.”
James 1: 2-3 “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.”
Colossians 1: 11 “we pray that you may be strengthened and invigorated with all power, according to His glorious might, to attain every kind of endurance and patience with joy”