Tag: Happy birthday
Today is the birthday of our Lord and Saviour! At least for us Christians. Today is a day that we need to reflect the birth of Jesus as well as the faith of a young girl and the strength of resolve of a young father. It is about acceptance, denial, judgment, fear and just doing the right thing.
This could be complicated and convoluted but it doesn’t have to be. I just have to accept Jesus as my Lord and my life takes on a whole new meaning. Where I once had no hope – I now have hope. I deny some of my old ways and use God – Who strengthens me – to be my Guidance, Counselor, Father and friend – but One I revere and rely upon for assistance in tough times.
Some will judge me for my beliefs and what I write and I sometimes fear this – but I have to do the right thing and stand true to my principles and beliefs. That is me, but what about the Holy Family? The Apostles, Jesus and God?
Joseph and Mary had to go through so much to get to Bethlehem (remember they were on the lamb), they had to explain that they had not had relations before marriage, got denied entrance to any of the Inns (there was no room in the Inn). Is it much different today – do I have room for God or Jesus in my life? People judged Jesus when He began his ministry (isn’t He the carpenter’s son?) and didn’t the apostle Peter fear for his life when asked if he knew Jesus the night they put Jesus to trial?
But in the end – who does the right thing? or even more, what is the right thing? Well I don’t know – but I know it has to do with Faith, Hope and Love. And these are things that I still struggle with but it doesn’t keep me from trying to do my best.
So on the birthday of my Lord and Savior, I begin anew again, like a baby learning to love, have faith and in that – I gain Hope – Hope in a new tomorrow and the strength to walk with the Lord to a better life, regardless of my circumstances. But I don’t know much – so I guess i just want to say: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and to my Lord – Happy Birthday Jesus – I love and thank you for my new life, my blessings and my family!
May God Bless you all!