A theme I noticed today is that God knows what we hold in our minds and is here for us. He knows what our concerns mean to us, whether it be last minute shopping or getting icing on the cake. We can relate to feeling weary at this time, and like Ahaz, God will not give up on us even if we are the ones getting in the way.
Instead, God provides the promise of what we celebrate each Christmas: the birth of Jesus; God with us. He reaches into our hearts and minds to lead and reassure us that with him all things are possible.
What worries are you holding on to? How can you allow God in to help?
We pray for our concerns to be lifted from our shoulders today, let us embrace the beautiful season upon us!
About Father David Marcham
Reverend David S. Marcham is the Vice Postulator for the Cause of Venerable Patrick Peyton, and Director of the Father Peyton Guild, whose members pray for Father Peyton’s beatification and spread his message of the importance of Family Prayer. Prior to becoming a seminarian, Father David was a physical therapist and clinical instructor, serving hospital inpatients and outpatients throughout the greater Boston area for eleven years. In 1998 he heard the call to priesthood and was ordained in the Archdiocese of Boston in 2005. Father David grew up in Quincy, MA, and has fond memories of playing soccer, tennis and running track. You’re never without a friend when Father David is around, as he welcomes everyone into his circle with a smile on his face!