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Merry Christmas Eve, friends & family!  May the absolute true reason for the tomorrow’s special celebration bring you such joy and hope throughout whatever chapter of life you are in.  Jesus is the only Hope in this world and how cool that there IS hope in this world!

We’re staying busy over here in Eugene on this Christmas Eve Day, but I wanted to quickly share a beautiful little poem with you.  A snippet of it was written in a sweet Christmas card from my aunt and it prompted me to search for it and find its origination.  It was published in 1908 but made popular in 1939 when quoted by King George VI in his Christmas Broadcast to the British Empire.

“God Knows” by Minnie Louise Haskins

And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year: “Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.”
And he replied:
“Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the Hand of God.  That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way.”
So I went forth, and finding the Hand of God, trod gladly into the night.  And He led me towards the hills and the breaking of day in the lone East.

So heart be still:
What need our little life
Our human life to know,
If God hath comprehension?
In all the dizzy strife
Of things both high and low,
God hideth His intention.

God knows.  His will 
Is best. The stretch of years
Which wind ahead, so dim 
To our imperfect vision,
Are clear to God. Our fears
Are premature; In Him,
All time hath full provision.

Then rest: until
God moves to lift the veil
From our impatient eyes,
When, as the sweeter features
Of Life’s stern face we hail,
Fair beyond all surmise
God’s thought around His creatures
Our mind shall fill.

May this be an encouragement to you today and a reminder throughout life that God knows.  What a secure and comforting thing to know in this upside down world we live in.

Merry Christmas!!

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