Noteworthy: God has not forgotten us

By Rob Waldo  ·  Nov 22, 2021

“And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them. But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart” (Luke 2:18-19).

For many, it’s been a long year. Or two. Or more. So much weighs on us from so many directions, as the cares of the world keep piling up. Sometimes it just seems like too much, no end in sight, with even our best efforts unable to sustain hearts pressed with such heavy burdens.

So, Advent comes along, reminding us that God has not forgotten us. That we’re not left to our best—or worst!—efforts. That we need Jesus to rescue us and not just show us the way, but be our Way.

We’re reminded of wonder. Of things worth treasuring, pondering, and telling to one another.

There’s still hope. God’s not done with any of us, and He is here to carry all those burdens.

May you have that sense of wonder and hope in Him this Advent.

Merry Christmas!

Rob Waldo is Samaritan Ministries' VP/Chief Program Officer and Executive Editor of the Samaritan newsletter.