Savage Hail Storms – I light a Joy Candle

      tHE tHIRD - PRAYER AND CANDLE

                                                                               A Prayer.

I light this day a ‘JOY’ candle and remember with sadness all who have continued to suffer loss or hardship during this difficult hot summer in my country and through places of turmoil and strife all around the world.

I light the candle of Joy and place it beside Hope and Peace.  Now the triplets shed  light in the darkness and gloom.

The Christ Child born in Bethlehem so long ago, did not come to bring ‘another religion’.    He came to bring God HIMSELF to be with us in our trials. Being a Christian is all about living in RELATIONSHIP with the Divine. 

Hope, Peace and Joy are not EXTERNALS.

(They surely can be manufactured or counterfeited).

They are internal Gifts; The heart beat of  THE Gift of Christmas.     

My prayer today is that for us all we may continue to stand and believe.

   Our lives are significantly changed because of the Christmas Child.

I therefore look to heaven, light this candle,  and ask for all who sorrow, struggle or are in pain this day either physical or emotional that they may find their way to the comforting embrace of the Lord of Christmas and find again the bubble of  inexplicable JOY in the midst of it ALL.

A-men.

 

We are dearly loved.      We must continue to stand BELIEVE and LIVE lives of abundance.

JESUS CHRIST IS LORD OF ALL.! 

About Faye

I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions. I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
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