Encouragement For a Caregiver

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Point of Grace has a wonderful Christmas album, Winter Wonderland , which I love. It’s been a busy week, so it has stayed in my car’s cd player as I shuttled grandkids back and forth, mom back and forth, and me back and forth everywhere. When I wasn’t listening to the grandkids’ nativity DVD, I was listening to this album. One song caught my attention this year in a special way. For Unto Us is a beautiful rendition of Isaiah 9:6:

For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.

This verse is the fulfilled prophecy of Jesus’ birth. As a multigenerational caregiver, these names given to Him really resonated with me this week.

Wonderful Counselor – His wisdom can enable us to gracefully juggle all the issues, problems, and personalities that come our way each day.

Mighty God – His power can fight our battles for us, of which there can be many for caregivers dealing with rising medical costs in these turbulent financial times.

Eternal Father – His love for us warms us and comforts us, so that we can continue to love and comfort those we care for.

Prince of Peace – We need His wisdom and guidance to peacefully resolve a wide variety of situations and needs.

These reflections encouraged me and I hope they encourage you as well. By the way, I used this song in the Smilebox Christmas card I posted yesterday. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I have.