For unto us a Savior is born.
Greetings in the name of the of our heavely Father's most precious and beautiful gift, Jesus the Christ.
This year has been one of a very busy year for me. Full of sadness and joy, setback and triumph. I'm certain that it has been similar for you as well.
One thought ringing through my mind at year end is that we must be willing to sacrifice those things we hold dear. Whether those things we hold dear are material items, dreams, or loved ones.
We are merely stewards. Everything, everyone, in our lives are given us by God. Even our own lives. Should God require back the money, or vision, or loved one He has given us, it is His to take back. It's a hard thing to remember at times, particularly when it is our visions for our lives or the loved ones we hold so close, but it is the reality. There is not a part of the universe - from the smallest element of creation to the largest star in the heavens - that the Father has not given to Jesus, our Savior, our Redeemer.