Conspiracy of Love



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Seem like I have repost fever but I hope you won’t mind reading another blast from my past. A couple of years ago Christmas celebration was the last thing on my mind…perhaps you’re in the same place this year. I pray that maybe something in this simple cry of my heart will minister to you. Blessings, Jay

I was/am feeling like I been through a war. Christmas seemed like a distant echo of “good tidings of great joy”…although I desperately needed some.

Then, one morning I started singing…

A thrill of hope The weary world rejoices,

For yonder breaks A new and glorious morn.

A weary world rejoices…not an energized world, but a weary, tired, worn-out one. In my battle fatigued heart I could rejoice, I needed to rejoice! 2000 years ago the Father set up a beachhead in a lowly stable, invading the world with His conspiracy of love. He pushed back the veil of darkness with the light of His son Jesus, definitely a new and glorious morn.

The truth is (and always has been) that we are at war with the enemy of our souls, I feel it and so do you. It claws at us, attempting to drag us off into the darkness of despair, worry and fear. This enemy wants us to die. He wants us dead to possibilities, dead to promise and dead to relationship with God, it is a huge battle. The enemy fears people that are truly alive.

The glory of God is man fully alive – St. Ireneus

The glory of God is man fully alive, but to be fully alive is living a life that glorifies Father God. My victory is sure, the birth, the life, the death and resurrection of Jesus has secured it forever. The thrill of hope is not always measured in feeling but in faith and that causes my heart to rejoice. Repeating these words (and their meaning) over and over in my heart embed me in the conspiracy of love.

For unto us…

For God so loved, He gave…

lo, I am with you always…

Christmas will be simpler in my home this year, with fewer gifts under the tree than seasons past. The pile of bills may just be higher than the pile of presents, still that will not quiet the truth in our hearts. Father God has given the greatest gift of all and it’s all ours. It’s all a matter of preparation and being ready.

Joy to the World, the Lord is come!

Let earth receive her King;

Let every heart prepare Him room,

And Heaven and nature sing,

And Heaven and nature sing,

And Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing.

Merry Christmas all!



Bill (cycleguy) said…
That last paragraph speaks volumes to me Jay. Due to a family situation, someone will be missing in our celebration and there will be less presents. But I plan on rejoicing because of those who will be here: my 2 daughters, grandson, sister-in-law and my wife and I. Joy to the world indeed!
Jay Cookingham said…
I'm preaching on Joy this Sunday Bill and I'm been filled with His joy in ways I can't explain. Bless ya!
Martha Orlando said…
So uplifting and encouraging, Jay! It's been a bittersweet week for me, and I truly needed these words today. God bless you!
Jay Cookingham said…
Praying for you Sister!
floyd said…
The enemy does prowl around seeking to devour us. Our Father paid the price for our souls... Certainly reason to celebrate the season and bring Him honor.
Jay Cookingham said…
Amen my brother! A great reason to celebrate!

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