I have been excited about spending Christmas in NYC, since we decided to make the trip months ago. However, I nearly let all my excitement and joy be taken from me this weekend. Like all families, ours is not without our fair share of drama. I almost let worry of how existing issues could ruin our trip, ruin the trip before we even packed the car!
Sunday morning, we went to Mass. It was the Third Sunday of Advent, the season of preparation for the birth of Jesus. The homily was on “Rejoicing in the Lord”. During the homily, Father said one of the ways to truly rejoice in the Lord, is to not have anxiety. For, having anxiety is a sign that you don’t have faith that the Lord will help you through your trouble. Talk about a message being right on time! Here I was, anxious and worried about an outcome that I’d created in my head. I had let just the mere thought of someone stealing my joy, steal my joy. How crazy is that?!
After hearing those word, I said a prayer and left it at that. I can’t control everything that will happen, it is not up to me. However, I will REJOICE and have FAITH in what I know is true:
If God be for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31