Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Ephesians 6:10.
This year we frantically had to learn to live a new way through social distancing and wearing a mask to save ourselves and others. It has not been an easy year for front line medical responders. The year is weighing on all of us greatly and so have past events, especially for those who have lost loved ones during this pandemic.
So, I like to take this time to ask you to pray for them, as they have witnessed unimaginable amount loss of life. Not only do we need to recognize their dedication, as well as, the emotional hardship that their job entails. They give and serve others because they chosen a career to help those in need. The least we can do is to pray for them. To ask God to help them to be patient and to stay strong in Jesus. Because without God we are nothing and without their help we won’t survive this crisis.
Ask yourself, when is the last time you told them that you appreciate them? By reaching out you will find creative ways you can help give back to your family and friends in your local community. Stop waiting and ask God to give you direction on how to help others get through the holidays season. Sometimes it’s just by listening or fixing their favorite meal or dessert can bring comfort to their situation. Ultimately, it’s God who makes us stronger to overcome life’s challenges, but sometimes it helps to show them you care.
May we remember that God is the reason for the season. May others see Jesus in us, as we radiate His love towards others, so we all can have a Merry Christmas!