"I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth." Psalm 121:1-2
This past week has been an extremely difficult one for many. The senseless murder of 27 people in Connecticut, 20 of them precious little first graders. The vicious stabbing of 22 elementary school children in China. The countless others in the world who've been victims of evil crimes. Our world is a mess. We are grieving and we are searching for answers. For comfort. For hope. For help.
It is no coincidence that Christmas is less than one week away. A time to remember that the Sovereign God and Creator of the universe, sent His one and only Son to earth as a baby, to live a perfect life, to be crucified and then raised back to life. The Redeemer of mankind. Jesus is His name, and we need Him.
As you prepare to celebrate Christmas, may your 'eyes be lifted up' to see that the LORD Himself is our answer to life. The LORD Himself is our comfort in the midst of grief. The LORD Himself is our hope, now and for eternity. The LORD Himself is our help. May God bless you all this Christmas season as you lift your eyes and heart toward Him.