Hands and Hearts of Women's Ministry

Hands and Hearts of Women’s Ministry

 

I don’t know about you but sometimes, if I’m not careful, this time of year can be exhausting. I mean, we’ve gone through all of the hustle and bustle of Christmas, the exhilaration of the fresh start that a new year brings, and the grief we may feel for lost loved ones. For many, the truth of the matter is that this time of year brings peace and sadness, joy and grief.

In this dichotomy of emotions, I can’t help but look to the manger and the cross. We find hope and joy in the perfect gift of God’s Son, but in just a few short months, we mourn the death of our Savior. These events inform one another. Our joy of the manger doesn’t make sense without the grief of the cross, and our grief of the ultimate sacrifice of Jesus is so keenly felt because we know that Jesus humbled Himself by coming to earth as a baby to take our place on Calvary. As John writes, “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:14). These symbols remind us that it is okay to have peace in the middle of our grief, and joy when the rest of the world believes we should be sad.

I pray that we find that balance, balance of emotion and of praise for the One who’s given it all for us.

 

--With love and compassion, Kristin Milligan, Women’s Ministry Team

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