Hi Church Family,
What a year it has been. My hope for you is that you will see this year out and the new year in from the Christmas reality that God is with us, that God is with you.
May the Advent anticipation leading to “God with us” at Christmas be your joyful anticipation in life as you live our your days, years and decades in this life until it leads to “you with God”.
May you experience all the blessings of Advent in this life now:
- The prophet’s hope, of a Messiah who comes to rescue God’s people, be your hope that Jesus has come to rescue you and will come to take you home.
- Bethlehem’s faith, that the Messiah would come through the line of king David, build your faith that Jesus is that messiah who came and that you are the child of the King of kings who reigns for all eternity.
- The shepherd’s joy, that came from the angels telling of the Christ child that would come to bring joy to the world, be your joy knowing that he came for you and will come again even as he is always with you now.
- The angel’s peace, brought to Mary and the shepherds, be your peace as you experience God’s love through this most precious Christmas gift of life and salvation.
God bless your 2021.
In His service,