Can you see all the good God is bringing forth? It is magnificent to watch a newborn come forth despite the pain of childbirth. Have you ever seen the beauty of freshly fallen snow as it glistens and hangs on the trees amidst the sunrise of a winter’s morning? Yes, there is the shivering, bitter cold, and the sting of ice crystals against your skin. Yet all this gives way to the birth of something great and glorious; something of awe, beauty, and wonderment.
Hallelujah! I have good news! God is not through with America. Great things are about to explode in our land and within the hearts and lives of so many people. Yes, there is grief over the choices many have made in favor of abortion, gay marriage, and immoral living. But do not be dismayed.
When I consider my own son Ethan I think of how precious and tender his soul is to God and to us as parents. This is true of all the little children of the world. Like beautiful petals on a flower blooming in spring, we understand their beauty, the need to treat them tenderly and with a love that protects yet prunes them to bear fruits of righteousness.
There are those in our society who have experienced great trauma, great wounding, and loss. Unless they have experienced the healing of God, they are the walking wounded– crying out silently in their hearts for relief.