Months and months ago, the puppet choir at church was practicing a new song. The song was sort of a kid’s version of What a Friend We Have in Jesus mixed with a bunch of nah, nah, nah, nahs and part of another song. One part of the song, though, says Jesus knows all about our struggles. He will guide til the day is done.
Friend, that same week we were practicing that song for the puppet choir, I wrote the lyrics of that song down on a sticky note and kept it on my desk.
This month’s scripture reading plan focuses on the theme of hope. As I’m sure everyone knows (I mean, unless you live under a rock, it’s hard not to know), Christmas is this month. And if celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ isn’t the best reminder of the hope that we have been given, then I don’t know what is.[Read more…]