TODAY IS “TRUTH BOMB THURSDAY…”
Wait, how did I miss TUESDAY?
I have been writing my Blog for over 5 years now, and in that entire time I have never missed a “TRUTH BOMB TUESDAY!”
There have been events, vacations, Illnesses, weddings, funerals, dark days and days full of light. There have been early morning posts and late night posts and every time posts in between. But never in my 5 plus years of writing my Blog have I ever missed a “TRUTH BOMB TUESDAY,” until COVID!
When I looked up the most used word in 2020, guess what popped up?
You guessed it, COVID!
COVID has been on everyones mind since the day we were told to, “shelter in place!” It has consumed our thoughts, curiosities, worries, fears and doubts! It has been on every channel we turn to and has turned face masks into a fashion statement. We dread it, we fear it and we strive to understand it. Whether you dread COVID or think it to be a hoax, there is no denying, it has been the topic most talked about in 2020!
I dwelt with COVID pretty much like everyone else did…learning new ways to “do life,” live out ministry, and maintain relationships with COVID restrictions. As 2020 was coming to an end I felt pretty good about “Surviving the year of COVID!”
Then it came knocking at my front door!
A family member contracted COVID and we had all been in contact with each other! So, the tests were ordered, the quarantines maintained and our family Christmas plans were destroyed.
If you know me at all or if you don’t I’ll fill you in, I do not need a gift at Christmas or anything really at all for that matter, I just need to be with the ones I love! I’m not being a martyr, or trying to sound humble, it is just simply the truth! I just want to be with the people I love!
We scrambled, we prayed and we just had to realize that Christmas Eve and Christmas Day would be spent alone and there was absolutely nothing we could do about it!
My Christmas Eve plans with my sisters, Christmas morning breakfast with my mom, our trip down to Southern California, and our eggs Benedict with my mother-in-law on December 26th, were all not going to happen!
CRAZY COVID CHRISTMAS had hit us hard and we found ourselves waiting for test results ALONE!
Had Christmas been ruined? Would Christmas come?
In my head I knew the answer, but in my heart, I needed The truth to penetrate my spirit!
So I sat on my staircase with a cup of coffee in my hand and tears rolling down my cheeks and I began on day one…
3.Son of God
5.Light of the world
6.Lamb of God
10.Bread of life
12.Glory of the Lord
13.Man of sorrows
15.Prince of peace
21.Son of man
As I got to Day 24, I repeated day 22, 23 and 24 over again out loud…
CHRIST, SAVIOR, JESUS!
JESUS IS THE CHRIST, THE SAVIOR OF THE WORLD! Christmas is here and has come and will never be stopped, altered or changed because of Covid or any other problem or circumstance this world will ever face!
As I pondered the fact that the most used word of 2020 was COVID, I realized I could turn it around in 2021!
This crazy Covid Christmas may have caught me off guard and had me post a Truth Bomb Tuesday on a Truth Bomb Thursday, but it did not have to stop me from ending the year 2020 and beginning the year 2021 with the most common word I will use, CHRIST!
Christ is the title given to the Savior of the world! He has saved us from darkness into light! He will save us from COVID or any other struggle we face!
May we not waste another year, another month, another week or another moment focused on anything more than CHRIST alone!
MAY THE WORD CHRIST BE THE WORD WE USE MOST IN 2021!
As we end possibly, the worst year of our lives, may we begin this new year with HOPE, POSSIBILITIES, and FOCUS as we pledge to make it all about CHRIST JESUS, OUR LORD!
The greatest word we could ever use is Christ!
May we use no other word more frequently than CHRIST in this New Year!
GOOD BYE COVID 2020.
HELLO NEW YEAR OF CHRIST 2021!
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