For a Christmas Eve worship service I made this art work. Behind the ALLELUIA, are the following words: "interrupted plans, Mary, who will understand this?, fear, faith, questions, Joseph, family shame, unexpected travel, inconvenient timing, no room, crowds, pain, humble provision, birth, Jesus, visitors, night, shepherds, unexpected, more visitors, wisemen, gifts, Herod, travel." I was reminded that much of the Christmas story was not easy or beautiful to experience, and yet it is nothing short of an ALLELUIA. It is a comfort to me that all of today's changes, inconveniences, interruptions, fears and questions do not have to prevent me from saying ALLELUIA either. The ALLELUIA can come for me when I choose to trust that God has a plan and will not abandon me. I cannot muster an ALLELUIA on my own determination, it is more of a surrender for me. Then I can find peace and rejoicing one day at a time.
LeTtiNg iT gO...BLoG
Linda T. Hurd. I don't feel like a real writer or artist, but I am both.