I've been a little overwhelmed these past three weeks. I won't bore you with all the hoopla that has been going on in my house, or lack of things that have been going on in my house (like new flooring), but I will say that today, a real normal day at home, when I could iron and look at the Christmas tree, has been such a blessing. In some ways it has been all too much and this morning at 8:30 AM I told the handyman he could just head on home as it was obvious things would not be completed before Christmas Day.
I've been overwhelmed by the events in this world. I don't think our brains are truly capable of processing it all. We were not created to bear the weight of sin and evil. Its all too much. Too much.
I have felt anger and sadness and despair as I think what every parent has thought as they heard the news, "What if it happened to my child?" Its too much.
I looked at my six year old and my mind cannot wrap itself around the emotions I begin to feel and then I can cut them off and start supper and then I feel guilt because I can and there are parents that can't stop the emotions tonight. Its too much.
We can't bear it. But Jesus can. He is at the throne interceding for us. I don't understand it and won't even try.
Many bloggers have blogged about us needing Christmas more than ever this year. And they are right. We need to know that Jesus came as a babe and He will come back as our King. We need to know that Jesus became fully human and that He understands our grief and pain and despair. We need to know that God is in control now just as He was in control when King Herold ordered the killing of innocent babies and Jesus was spared.
But we also need to know that we don't just need Jesus at Christmas. We need Him every day, minute by minute, second by second. Our hearts, souls, and minds were not created to bear the weight of our own sin, just as we cannot bear the weight of the sins of others.
Please, even if you never read here again, please read this,
You will never be good enough. There is such freedom in knowing that. No one will ever be "good enough." - for God, for heaven, for now, for anything.
Only Jesus is Good Enough. Run to Him. Cling to Him. Nothing else will give the freedom to live but Jesus.
It is all too much for us, but nothing is too much for Him.