The Third Wednesday in Advent
The Sky Is Falling
I don’t know about you but if the earth gave way, the mountains fell, and everything else mentioned in today’s verse were to happened, I’d be at least a little bit afraid! Let’s, however, look at this in terms of Christmas stress. 🙂
Moms have so much to do on a normal day and at Christmas, our to-do list seems to grow like bread rising! It’s just crazy! Shopping for gifts, shopping for food, decorating, mailing cards, attending parties and concerts, church, not to mention all the normal tasks we do everyday of the year. I remember one year when I completely forgot to cook dinner because I was so focused on everything I had to do to get ready for Christmas. It’s easy to see why we might feel as if the waters are roaring and foaming and the mountains quake with their surging.
We must focus on the first line of the verse. No matter how crazy things get, even if it seems as if the sky is crashing down around us, we needn’t fear because God is always with us. He offers us protection, saving us when things fall apart. He gives us strength and focus when we need it most. And, with the Spirit and Jesus, He offers us peace and comfort. So, celebrate with joy and fear not!