That verse, “Rise up in splendor, Jerusalem! Your light has come, the glory of the Lord shines upon you,” keep echoing in my head and heart. Rise up. Yes, that’s exactly what I want to do for the King this coming year.
Not all of us have grown up in a storybook family, with a storybook home, and storybook Christmas. For some, the past reads more like a horror novel, the scenes of which taunt us and throw a shadow over our joy.