What better time than December to reflect on gifts and the thrill of hope of the birth of our Savior? The earth must stop to notice that our King of Kings chose to reveal Himself through a lowly birth.
𝓦𝓮 𝓶𝓪𝓻𝓿𝓮𝓵 𝓪𝓽 𝓽𝓱𝓮 𝓻𝓮𝓶𝓪𝓻𝓴𝓪𝓫𝓵𝓮 𝓬𝓱𝓪𝓻𝓪𝓬𝓽𝓮𝓻 𝓸𝓯 𝓜𝓪𝓻𝔂, likely a young teen, who had to fully cling to, hope in and rely on her Heavenly Father during times of physical and emotional discomfort.
We know that Mary went to stay with her cousin Elizabeth for around three months during their pregnancies. It would stand to reason that God knew Mary would find a haven with her kindred spirit and familial support as she embarks on motherhood for the ages.
Hope client Kayla* was also up against some unprecedented circumstances. After a spine injury from a horse-riding accident, her doctor advised her not to get pregnant for at least a year. Kayla was filled with fear of the unknown and considered terminating her pregnancy. But after talking to a client consultant Kayla was reminded to fully cling to, hope in, and rely on her Heavenly Father during her personal physical and emotional discomfort. As she continued her pregnancy, it was evident that her injury didn’t have the impact they suspected it would after all.
The gift of motherhood sometimes requires a great deal of courage. We are thankful to you, Hope supporters, for giving expectant moms a haven of encouragement, truth, and peace about their new journey. Just like Mary, when we are tired or weary, we can cling to the Lord. We can also share the gift of Immanuel, a weary world’s only hope.
Thank you for your steadfast gifts this holiday season!