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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Day 25: Abiding Faithfulness

My parents are celebrating their 54th wedding anniversary today!  Amazing, abiding love and faithfulness is displayed through their relationship.  And what is even more amazing is that they aren't ready for their journey to be over.  They still want more time together, even after 54 years!  What a gift!  I am reminded that at Christmas we celebrate God's abiding presence among us.  Jesus Christ in a manger is God's sign of abiding faithfulness, a reminder that promises are kept, love endures.  I am grateful for the legacy of love and faithfulness that my parents have passed onto me.  In a small way, it is a reminder of God's faithfulness, love that does not end, promises that are not broken.  Isaiah foretold that that 'A Child is born to us, a son is given to us.  The government will rest on his shoulders and he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.'  And so it is that in the coming days we will celebrate the child that HAS been given and we will call him Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace because God kept his promise and faithfully sent his son Jesus to dwell among us.  May you enjoy the abiding presence and faithfulness of God that comes to us through the Christ child.