Good News at The END…
Have you ever trained for a race? At first, you start with a high expectancy. You just know you’re going to win. There is much training and contemplation. A good bit of time is given to it day and night. Finally, the big day comes to put all the time and effort spent preparing to the test. Once you approach the finish line, the race is over.
The end of a year is approached with the same mind-set. A set of resolutions, goals, and a to-do list is placed before us. We are off to a good start, with such hope and expectancy. We run this race all through the year, and before you know it, we find ourselves at another years’ end and a year older. Where does all the time go? Do you feel like a winner, or do you end up somewhere lost in the hustle and bustle of it all? The calendar exposes us, and we feel that time has beat us again.
There is good news! It’s so good to know that we celebrate Christ(mas) at the end of every year. A time when we are reflecting and looking back and maybe feeling we haven’t measured up. We can be encouraged by words like Merry Christmas, Christ the Savior is born, or Away in a Manager. The end reminds us that there will be a new beginning and we can start again. The end also reminds us that we win. We win every time because Christ the Savior was born with us in mind. When we follow Christ’s will, our time will count for something.
In Luke 2, Mary, the mother of Jesus, ran out of time because of an unexpected situation. When the Roman Emperor Augustus decreed that a census needed to be taken, Joseph had to return to his own ancestral town to register for the census. Joseph was a descendant of David and had to return to Bethlehem.
Joseph and Mary looked everywhere for a place to stay. There were no rooms available for them anywhere. Mary had to deliver her baby in a stable. This sure seems like the most unlikely place to deliver a baby. In the midst of preparing to have the Savior of the world, they ran out of time, and they ended up with the animals. It’s also amazing to find that there were three wise men looking to worship a King. They were told to follow a star to their destination. The King was found in a stable lying in a manger. God’s perfect place! God’s way and thoughts are always different from ours.
This is a beautiful ending. The shepherds, angels, Mary, Joseph, and baby were in the perfect will of God.
As you contemplate the end of another year, don’t count yourself out.
Celebrate the birthday of our Savior like the angels did long ago with, “Glory to God in the highest, and goodwill to His people on earth”.
HeARTune Creations Poetry, LLC., is owned by Pamela Gauthier. Pamela is a writer and poet, who has been writing for over 20 years. She formally started her poetry as a business in October of 2013.
Her poetry has been at several boutiques and stores in the Baton Rouge area. Pamela is a native Baton Rougean, who has lived here all of her life. She is the wife of Ronnie Gauthier, and the mother of four: Mrs. Jamie Baham, Mrs. Jessica Chatman, Joshua and Joseph Gauthier. She is also the proud Grandmother of Five.
Pamela started her writing journey by writing poetry as a way to uplift the spirits of those in nursing homes and the like. This is still the goal today, to touch hearts and lives wherever encouragement is needed.