You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble
and surround me with songs of deliverance.

Psalm 32:7 NIV

Six years ago, one malnourished, tiny nine-month-old baby boy was rescued from the streets of China and dropped off at a hospital. Through a series of providential events, he became part of our family.

We can’t imagine our lives without our little Huddy Buddy. He practically levitates off the floor with pure delight when anyone enters the room. He idolizes his family and they adore him. Although at seven our grandson can’t walk or talk, he dispenses joy to everyone he meets with his sweet disposition and ear-to-ear grin. We have no idea what the future holds for this boy but know that God will use him in a mighty way.

Joy and gratefulness should be our mantra this season as we reflect on:

  • the birth of a tiny baby, called Immanuel (God with us.)
  • a God-man whose cruel death on a cross brought new life to all who believe.

Our Father has rescued and delivered us from the dangerous “streets” of an evil world. He surrounds us with a hedge of protection. We have every reason to shout hallelujah as we spread the marvelous joy of our Savior, not only this Christmas season, but every season!

Father, in all circumstances fill our hearts with the joy of your love and let it be evident to all.