We are loved

2020 was a year where the clearly defined lines between work and family became blurred for me. School work check-ins with kids located in separate workspaces around the house replaced elevator rides between meetings. Neighbourhood walks to discover 3-dimensional shapes and pond flora and fauna replaced my fond window shopping along the PATH underground Toronto.

I teasingly say we started out as the Addams family in March and slowly, yet beautifully discovered that we are the best tribe of crazies we could ever wish for! At times during the transition i questioned so many things I knew to be true about myself and my family. The truth didn’t change but when I focused on the dancing rather than the music, I sometimes missed the beat. And when out of rhythm, I thought the music was off, but it was always intended to lead the dancing.

In the spirit of what has been an unusual year, we spent an unusual Christmas with just ourselves (we love large family and friends gatherings). We even dared to take our first (unusual) family Christmas photo. And we spent time reflecting on what this season means to us.

In this season, I am reminded of the “crazy” plan for redemption God orchestrated that day in a manger in Bethlehem. I am awed by the depth of love that took the form of a baby for a people who didn’t even recognize him. I am amazed that He loved us, mess and all. And that is the simple gospel – the Manger and the cross. He loved us enough to send His only son to be one of us and lead us back to him. Such an awesome God, such amazing grace, such deep love. His love is the music to which our life beats.

Wishing you and yours a merry Christmas and God’s great joy now and always.

So now I live with the confidence that there is nothing in the universe with the power to separate us from God’s love. I’m convinced that his love will triumph over death, life’s troubles, fallen angels, or dark rulers in the heavens. There is nothing in our present or future circumstances that can weaken his love. – Romans 8:38 TPT

About AcesNg

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1 Response to We are loved

  1. Nkechi says:

    Beautiful words to capture a rather “interesting” year. Merry Christmas darling

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