Christmas “BEYOND”

Christmas blessings
come to us in
many
different packages.
Some
beautifully and
perfectly assembled.
Others,
come
on
roads less traveled,
crashing into
our lives,
unexpectedly….

The auditorium was packed full of rambunctious teenagers
unaware of the voice that was preparing to quiet and pierce their hearts.
A young energetic teenage girl bounced toward the microphone dragging her leg, as if she didn’t know there was any other way to walk.
She greeted the crowd with her bubbly spirit and dug straight into her unimaginable start.
The stillness of the crowd bent in closer to her stark beginning- once thrown out & unwanted she outlived what was meant to kill her…a miracle for sure!
Lying in the midst of trash,
she was
rescued by One who saw her as a precious gift sent from Heaven
above…

What was meant to end Gianna’s life began her journey to save lives.
A precious gift, imperfectly wrapped,
began with
the
struggle to live,
to breathe
& to walk….

She says her greatest challenges
were given
as a gift to
to see Jesus.

God’s gift-
Our lives given
to press us into
Him.
When life
is seen
as damaged,
wounded &
broken BEYOND….
God sees
a miracle!

“Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭3:20-21‬
Beyond-
over & beyond…
God brings life out of brokenness,
far exceeding our understanding,
surpassing the limits of life itself.
Reaching into our past,
beyond our endurance,
beyond our dire need for help
-He
brings what no ONE else can!

It’s out in
the ‘beyond’
God wraps our brokenness in His miracles…
What was once meant for evil
He redeems!
His generous love
compels us to
somehow match His blessings.
We
discover
redemption
inside
brokenness…

The One,
true
Messiah
comes
into our brokenness
and gives beyond
our
expectations.

Sometimes the
Gift we
really need is
the
One-
we’d never pick!

God
WITH us-
Our
Immanuel!

Guest Author: Ruthann Weece. Ruthann and her husband Joe have a band of brothers and a sweet daughter-in-law who has joined their tribe. She loves to write from the deep places of her soul where God is doing His best work!

We will be regularly featuring guest blogs by different authors around Valley View throughout the BEYOND Campaign. If you would like to contribute, send your finished blog post to beyond@vvcc.org for consideration.