Do I ever need to hear today’s scripture passage:
All things work together for good for those who love God. Romans 8:26-30
We started our Christmas decorating around the house this week. My husband put up the outside lights, and with my daughter’s help I tackled the toughest task (besides the tree) of assembling and lighting our little Christmas village. Katie followed me down to the basement as I began pulling out the boxes, my spirit lacking some enthusiasm for the job. “I’m here to help!” she announced, her face beaming with the prospect of the display’s reappearance in our home. She helped carry boxes, unpack them and set up the display…my faithful companion until the job was done. Then, she got to do her favorite part of arranging all the people, trees, and other accessories in the village. Seeing this project through her eyes, my spirits were lifted, and my heart soared when we clicked on the lights for the first time.
Katie was a physical reminder to me of God’s abiding presence in my life. As I faced the project ahead, more out of duty than of enthusiasm, her joyful companionship lifted the tasks and brought joy to my heart. Today, I am grateful for her and her sweet reminder that all is well; God is good.