After Earl’s death, the first words I heard when I got in my car came from a Hillsong CD. Darlene Zschech sang, “…and I will never be the same again.”
I thought how ironic that the music would begin at that point in her song.
I won’t be the same again either–for a lot of reasons. There are many other occurrences in my life that changed me as a person. So I think the most important thing I can do is to look at my life from God’s perspective. I will never be the same again–not because of my circumstances or because of Earl’s death, but because of who God is and all that He has done for me.
So especially during this Christmas season, I choose not to remember my loss, but to rejoice over all I have gained through the birth of the Savior. He gave me new life, new hope, and new purpose. He is the underlying joy that fills my life; the unseen hand that orchestrates the events of each day; and the rock that strengthens me to stand in the face of whatever comes my way.
As I continued listening to the song, Darlene sang of the reason I won’t be the same again… “The Glory of God fills my life, and I will never be the same again.”
When you let the Glory of God fill your life, you won’t be the same again either.
So come! Let us adore Him. Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior. Remember Him this Christmas.