Do you enjoy small spaces of breathing? Do you enjoy moments of sitting under a tree, or listening to the rain? Do you enjoy moments of celebrating the end of a year lived?
We lived through a pandemic year. Lot’s of surprises but time carries on regardless.
Your 2020 is ending and your experience can be ANY in a range of MANY. Whatever that experience was, I want to salute you, because you are here to tell your story. You lived, fought, laughed or cried through it. And still…“We are here, we are here, we are here….” (From: Horton hears a Who!)
How do we enter a new year, if we’re not even sure how to end this one? There are still so many uncertainties ahead…
In the midst of all these questions the re-assurance of 2 Corinthians 12:10 (The Message) keeps me grounded and these words: “My grace is enough, it’s all you need. My strength comes into its own in your weakness”, help me breathe.
It reminds me that my efforts are good efforts, but not all I have. That He sees my dedication, my passion and my will to succeed, but that is not the only outcome that determines my destiny. Not today, not next year. Sometimes I will succeed, and other times I won’t, and that’s ok.
How can that be ok?
Because He promises me that He is my hope and my salvation. No matter how hard I try, I cannot save myself. Only He can, and He wants to.
I believe salvation comes in many forms. Yes, Jesus saved us from our sins our eternal gift. Salvation is also applicable in many parts of my life. He gives me salvation every day in my role as a mother, as a wife, as a friend or family member. Only He can save me and carry me, and protect me, sometimes even from myself.
Dear reader I want to remind you that You really are special. There is a purpose for you! There is salvation for you in your moment of weakness. Salute yourself at times. Count and celebrate the achievements others don’t see or understand.
We only have today. Make it count, and be gentle on yourself.
The thought I want to leave with you is mercy. If not for mercy, where would we be? Have mercy on others, but also yourself. This is the foundation of our salvation.
Find closure about 2020, it will help you move forward.
Written by Johanni Meiring
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