Advent is a season of waiting. Waiting for Christmas. Waiting for His coming. Waiting for a miracle.
Yesterday morning, after the festivities of Christmas had come to a close and our children were calm and quiet, I held their tiny hands and asked them to pray with me. They closed their bright blue eyes and bowed their heads, hand in hand. Jack began by thanking the Lord for many things. Kristen remained quiet, listening.
When it was my turn, I took a deep breath and said, “Lord, we boldly ask you to answer the prayers of family and friends who have adorned our tree with their prayers. No prayer is too great or small for Your greatness.”
Together, we said, “Amen.” We believe.
We believe in the power of prayer.
We believe in the power of His greatness.
We believe in the power of bravery.
It takes bravery to share the deepest longings of your hearts not only with the Lord but with a family you may have never met. It takes bravery to trust in His goodness even when it feels as though all is lost. It takes bravery to ask for a miracle.
Each of you who participated in this year’s Advent Tree taught us that. Your prayers were so brave, so genuine, and so trusting that this is the verse we are carrying in our hearts into the New Year:
“Wait for the Lord, take courage; be stouthearted, wait for the Lord!” Psalm 27:14
Thank you for entrusting us with your prayers and for giving us the honor of praying for you this Advent Season. You are a blessing.
Continue to wait for the Lord with courage, dear friends. And remember always, that no prayer is too great or small for His greatness.