Today is Tuesday, August 13th, 2019; Karen's Korner #4092
I always like it when someone sends me something he/she believes might make a good 'Karen's Korner. This one was sent to me by my sister Jill. Her comments, 'Taken from a small book by Max Lucado, called 'God Will Use This For Good', written in 2013 but applies today'.
It's a good thing you were born at night. The world sure seems dark. I have a good eye for silver linings. But they seem dimmer lately.
"The whole world seems on edge. Trigger-happy. Ticked off. We hear of threats of chemical weapons and nuclear bombs. Are we one button-push away from annihilation?
"Your world seems a bit darker these days. But you were born at night, right? You came at night. The shepherds were night-shift workers. The wise men followed a star. Your first cries were heard in the shadows. To see your face Mary and Joseph needed a candle flame. It was dark. Dark with Herod's jealousy. Dark with Roman oppression. Dark with poverty. Dark with violence.
"Herod went on a rampage, killing babies. Joseph took you and your mom into Egypt. You were an immigrant before you were a Nazarene.
"Oh, Lord Jesus, you entered the dark world of your day. Won't you enter ours? We are weary of bloodshed and pain. We, like the wise men, are looking for a star. We, like the shepherds, are kneeling at a manger.
"We ask you, hear us, help us, be born anew in us.