“I am not alone at all, I thought.
I was never alone at all. And that of course,
is the message of Christmas.
We are never alone. Not when the night is darkest,
the wind coldest, the word seemingly most indifferent.
For this is still the time God chooses.”
Last night we celebrated our Year 6 students finishing their time in the Primary School and it was a wonderful night. At the end of the evening the whole cohort was on the stage and they were all singing and dancing together with smiles bursting on many faces. This Thursday morning, we celebrate and farewell our Prep students from their year and welcome them into the bigger Primary School for next year. This is no doubt going to be full of the ‘cute factor’ and with many a teary parent.
A sobering thought amongst the celebrations and all the seemingly happy faces, was that there may be some (including you) that aren’t feeling connected nor looking forward to the Christmas holidays for a variety of reasons. This can be the loneliest of times for some during Christmas and we pray that God speaks directly into your life making himself known to you in such a way, that fear and loneliness have no place in your heart or mind. God is forever chasing after you and singing His praises over you.
When you feel most alone, it may be the very moment when you are truly least alone. God is there in your darkest night and coldest wind. He may be so close you cannot see him, but he is there. And perhaps he has chosen this moment to pull you closer to him than you’ve ever been before.
As the Mueller community bids you farewell for another year, please go knowing you are valued and loved here, and our prayers for you and your family over the break are relentless.
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?”
“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Romans 8:35, 38-39
Merry Christmas everyone and God bless you all!