Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The Season of Light


During Advent, this glorious Season of Light, I remember all that Christ has done for me. 
I lift up my eyes to my Maker and thank Him for being my God, my Healer, and my All. 

I invite you to keep Advent in your heart this year, slowing down to reflect on the meaning of Christmas. Like Mary, may we ponder the miracle of Jesus and make room for Him in our hearts. When we invite Him in, what we've said yes to is healing, restoration, and hope. 
His arrival means Life!

This poem I wrote a few months ago is being published in the next edition of HEAL Magazine. It summarizes what Christ has done and continues to do every day as I remain close to Him.

When we pray to God in our despair, He meets us there. 
He is our Emmanuel God with us
Here's a sneak peek.

my life

loved
created
known
hurt
abandoned
b - r - o - k - e - n
sustained
seen
lost
pursued

     d
          e
              s
                 p
                      a
                           i
                                 r
                                      i
                                           n
                                               G      
  n
            i
       y
a
         r
   p

heard
called
found
embraced
forgiven
surrendered
comforted
restored
renewed
m - e - n - d - e - d
healed
loved

Prepare a manger for Christ in your heart, for He longs to give you Life.

Have a blessed Advent and Christmas,
Dr Mari

"'He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.'"
(Luke 1:32-33)

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 
(2 Corinthians 5:17)

 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. 
(John 1:5)



For more reflections about Advent, read Advent Word of the Day: Devotion.

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