“Behold, this child is appointed for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that is opposed (and a sword will pierce through your own soul also), so that thoughts from many hearts may be revealed.” Luke 2:35. Hearts revealed. All I can deal with this day is my own stuff. I bump up against the sins of others all day long. What will I do with what stirs within? This Merciful God visits us all to turn the hearts of working-too-hard fathers and busy stay-at-home moms and tech-driven students and tornado toddlers. Turning us all right side up.
COME BOLDLY: Timeless Prayers
Father, it was called the "Silent Years" waiting for You to speak, to show. But You are never silent. No, always moving in surrendered lives. Father, we stop to give up control of what we hold too tightly. Make us praying people like Zacharias.
PHOTO: A new chapter for every one of us. May we see Your Double Mercy. May we hear Your humbled Word.