Monday, December 11, 2017
by Lori Bridwell
As a little girl, I always remember that on Christmas morning we went to grandmother and grandfather’s house for Christmas breakfast. The big door between the dining room and the living area was closed. It was never closed on ordinary days, but on Christmas day it was different. As a family, we ate the breakfast that my grandmother had prepared. I don’t remember anything about the breakfast, except the adults seemed to enjoy the food, coffee, and conversation. As a child, that part seemed pretty meaningless. Yet when we anticipated what was behind that door, it all seemed worth the wait. At some moment the adults probably gave in and it was time to open the door. Oh the glimmer in the eyes of the children, when we first saw the anticipated Christmas tree adorned with bubble lights and, of course, all the gifts! Some gifts were wrapped and others not, but there was always something for everyone.
Our Christmas morning brings to my mind that church hymn, “Trust and Obey.” As children, we didn’t know what was behind that door, but we trusted, with childlike faith, that it would be wonderful. As adults, if we can only instill that childlike faith to trust our Lord; that what He has in store for us will be wonderful.
Lord, bless each one of us this Christmas season to share our love for others, but most of all, to trust You. Amen.
TRUST AND OBEY
When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word,
What a glory He sheds on our way!
While we do His good will, He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey.
Trust and Obey, for there’s no other way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.
TODAY: Pray for a farmer and family by name.