Glad tidings, dear friends! We hope this note finds you well, your home filled with joy and heart, hope. We have been pretty busy bustling to and from work, shopping for the ones we love, throwing a little holiday shin-dig and taking A M A Z I N G pics of our dog-ters! 😉 It’s been fun and we need a little fun, this Christmas.
Things have been good lately. Great, actually. I had a good report from my Infectious Disease Doc last week and I’m very happy to announce, I’ve been infection-free for 8 months! Thank you, JESUS!!! So there is LOTS to be thankful for in the Frys household. That is probably why we are so enjoying this particular Christmas … and maybe we’re a little excited for 2017 to END too, LOL. But we are also thankful to look back on the traverse waters paddled through this year and remember the Lord’s faithfulness through it all.
So this Christmas feels extra special for us, for we owe all of these blessings to the newborn King.
Thinking about the life of Jesus, I recall to mind all He fought for, taught and lived. His presence alone literally saved us. He came to “seek and save the lost.” To be the bridge to our Father God. To lay down His earthly life, for His friends’ eternal life. That is what His birth is all about … it’s about us. Had He not cared, He would have not come. And my heart fills with deep gratitude for this newborn King.
His entry to a broken world, made complete sense of our broken lives. When you think about the hurts occurring all around, the senseless acts of violence, chronic illness, deaths of loved ones … it’s really difficult to wrap your head around the purpose behind it all. Or it is for me, at least.
Jesus came to change all of that. He’s the only man that has ever spoken a few words and raised another from the dead. He is the only man that would bend his knee to a shattered woman, guilty of adultery and bracing herself for the stones – but stand up to protect her, bestow GRACE on her life. He is the ONLY man that has ever looked at the blind, lame and sick and heal them instantly. He’s the only one.
That is the God I serve. That is the God I love, admire and find “sense” in. He’s the God-man that came to save me … all of us. He is Emmanuel, Messiah and Savior.
So this Christmas, all Edward and I really want … is Him.
There’s never been a more faithful friend. He has literally saved my life. He strengthened my husband to be the care giver of a broken girl’s needs. He’s helped me battle depression and stay off medication. He’s given grace upon grace every day, as I endure worsening pain … and fight off thoughts of fear and doubt. He calms anxiety. He holds me, even as the world crumbles around me. He blesses my husband every day, and gives us exactly what we need when we need it.
How could you not want this newborn King?
I don’t want a lot for Christmas, there is just one thing I need. I don’t care about the presents underneath the Christmas tree. I just want Him for my own, more than you will ever know … all my wishes have come true, Jesus all I want for Christmas is more of you.
Merry Christmas, my loving friends. May all of your wishes come true.