Hello sweet mini-women!!
How are you today? Excited to be out of school? Happily playing with presents? Full of sugar and candy? (I love stockings!!)
Well, we are coming to the end of our Advent series and I have so enjoyed reading your comments!! It makes my heart happy to see our Tribelet encourage each other and pray for one another. And I love getting to know each of you a little better. Congratulations Esmeralda on the new baby!!!
So, Christmas has come and gone. The presents are unwrapped, the decorations are being stored. The tree is coming down. The let down has begun. The party is over.
Or is it…
We’ve spent the last month talking about how Advent celebrates Jesus’ arrival. His coming to earth. Jesus was born! Now what? Well that’s the best part!! Here is the amazing thing about Christmas, because Jesus came to earth… We are no longer alone. He is with us.
“Look! The virgin will conceive a child!
She will give birth to a son,
and they will call him Immanuel,
which means ‘God is with us.'”
When you are sitting by yourself at the lunch table-Jesus is with you.
When your parents are fighting-He is with you.
When your friend is acting weird and you don’t know what to do-He is with you.
When your siblings are acting crazy…or annoying…or just plain mean-He is with you.
When friends and family are in the hospital-Jesus is with you.
When you are doing your chores-He is with you.
You are not alone. Ever. Jesus-the God of the Universe-is with you!!! He is there to help you and His Spirit to guide you and comfort you. How amazing is that???
And that’s what the fourth week of Advent celebrates. The Love and Presence of our Savior. That is who Jesus is. Our Savior. He rescued us from darkness. And restored our ability to connect with God, our Heavenly Father.
The fact that Jesus is with you doesn’t necessarily mean that EVERYTHING will be okay. Life still hurts. Hard things happen. BUT what it means is that YOU will be okay no matter what happens because Jesus is with you. Immanuel came to Earth.
So the next time you are doing something hard or scary, remind yourself, “Jesus is with me. I am not alone.”
In your Talking to God journal, take a minute and think about this past month. When was a time that you know Jesus was with you. What was happening? Write it out and then thank Him for being with you. For me, it was last night when I was mopping up gallons of water from a leaky faucet. Instead of going to pieces, I just thanked Jesus over and over for being with me. And for giving me the grace to clean up the mess with a good attitude. It might seem silly, but man did it help.
The Good News is that Jesus came to earth so that we could have a relationship with God. A deep, meaningful and powerful relationship. And the best way to develop that relationship is through prayer. So in January, we are going to talk about it. The nuts and bolts and the why’s and the hows of prayer. (Thank you Alexis for being brave and asking for suggestions on how to pray!)
So that’s the plan for January.
And as we look towards this coming year, we want to hear from you!!!
What topics do you want to talk about in the new year?
In the comment section let us know: What do you want to talk about? Learn about? How do you want to grow in 2018?
This blog is for you mini-women. I can’t wait to see what you suggest!
Love, love love,
P. S. We will have a mini makers in January!! So get your creative juices flowing and start creating. Hannah will give more details next week on where to email your art and when the mini-makers post will be. We just wanted to give you a heads up:) If you aren’t sure what mini-makers is…click HERE
P.P.S. We just updated the Welcome to the Tribelet page and added a new get to know you question. Go check it out:)