Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas 2008

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!  I hope you have enjoyed the entire Christmas season.  My girls have watched "The Nativity Story" many times already.  It is fabulous.  I love the part at the end when the shepherds come to see the baby.  The old shepherd puts his hand out to touch Jesus and then pulls it back.  Mary looks at him and as she is lifting Jesus toward him says, "He is for ALL people."  The shepherd touches Jesus.

Oh if those that I know who are hurting this year would just put their hand out and touch Jesus.  He is for ALL people.  No matter what our sins are, no matter where we live, no matter what our past contains, no matter what our current problems are....Jesus is for us ALL.  He came into this world as a helpless baby.  He was fully man and fully God.  When the time was right He willingly went to the cross for my sins and yours.  We deserve the cross.  The Bible says that our righteousness is as filthy rags compared to God.  There is nothing righteous about us.  But God's love is greater than our unrighteousness.  He made a way for us to be righteous.  We have to accept that Jesus took our sins upon Himself on the cross.  We have to believe that His blood paid the price for our sins.  We have to believe that He died, rose again on the third day, and is sitting at the right hand of the Father in heaven.  Jesus will return again to get His bride, those who have accepted Him as their Savior.   I look forward to that see my Lord and Savior face to face.  

I pray that you are looking forward to that day as well.  All of the above is what Christmas is all about!

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