Once Upon A Time . . .

Once upon a time . . . I thought life would be different . . . less consuming, complicated, and chaotic.

I counted on Christmas to be . . . well . . . magical and perfect. I’ve waited for the moment, when all the details come together in perfection, when the pressures and problems dissipate, when every part of my story is good. I realize many of these thoughts have been produced by the books I’ve read, the movies I’ve watched, and the dreamers I’ve befriended.

And. Yet. There’s reality to something more than the messiness of life.

If, we could see the unseen of this world, we would see that the Perfection of Heaven has burst through it all, whether we’re on the mountain or in the valley. If, you’ve experienced joy in the midst of sorrow, beginnings in endings, healing in hurt, hope in hopelessness, forgiveness in the unforgivable, gain in loss, light in the darkness, then, you understand. But. If, it’s dismissed and deemed a myth, then, tragedy has struck.

We make the choice of how our story will be written, whether or not it will be centered on the messes in this world or what more God has planned. I’m not saying we won’t doubt or come to a place of depression or even sink into despair; however,  the story of our life is to be about what more God has planned.

It’s told in the story of God:
Everything was created through him;
nothing—not one thing!—
came into being without him.
What came into existence was Life,
and the Life was Light to live by.
The Life-Light blazed out of the darkness;
the darkness couldn’t put it out. (John 1:3-5, The Message)

So.  What’s the plan?  Christ, who is Life.  When we give in and believe the Truth of the story of God, asking for the Truth to be a part of our story, we too are touched by the Perfection of Heaven, the Light of the world, the One who has burst through it all–Christ! Wouldn’t it be the tragedy of all tragedies to miss Christ in our story simply because we did not choose?

Choose Christ. It will change your daily story.

Once upon a time . . . I chose Christ . . . and experienced more than I could have imagined.  It’s my story.

Learning to Kickstart the day with God in my story,
(Written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2012 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)

PS  Happy homeday Tim--so grateful for you in my story!  (Madelyn and Tim December 2012)

PS Happy homeday Tim–so grateful for you in my story! (Madelyn and Tim– December 2012)

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