New International Version (NIV)
14 He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth
We all have our cycles, times when we ascend and then descend. Life is often described as a roller coaster. If that is the case, then what are our choices? We have little control over what will happen or where we go. We have only one of two options. We can sit in fear and be terrorized at every turn, or we can let go in faith, wave our hands above our heads, and holler – Whhheeeeeeeeee!!!!
Faith makes all the difference in roller coasters and life.
Grant to us a heart and mind receptive of Your control. Ease our fears with Your great Love. Help us to see Your Hand upon us in times that seem too difficult or painful to bear. Fill us with the Joy of knowing that each twist and turn of life is taking us Home. Home to You.
Thank You, Father and thank You, sweet Jesus for all You do and the Amazing Holy Spirit.