Well it’s finally here. The Christmas rush is over, and before long we’ll be settling down to watch the kids rip into packages like there’s no tomorrow. To most of us this is what’s most important at Christmas. We get the most joy out of seeing our kids being so happy. There is one thing that’s more important though. It’s that baby. That baby born in a stable over two thousand years ago. That baby that would grow up to be a man, and to teach and show us all that we could have eternal life with His Father in Heaven…and all we have to do is believe in Him. That baby would eventually be the ultimate sacrifice and pay for the sins of the world by hanging on a cross at Calvary. I don’t believe there is anything wrong with saying that. In fact, it’s my obligation to say it. If you aren’t happy this Christmas season, why not? Could it be that you haven’t accepted the greatest gift of all? God’s gift to you is His Son. Here’s what Max Lucado said:
“If God had a refrigerator, your picture would be on it. If He had a wallet, your picture would be in it. He sends you flowers every spring and a sunrise every morning. Whenever you want to talk, He’ll listen. He could live anywhere in the universe, and he chose your heart. And the Christmas gift He sent to you in Bethlehem? Face it friend, He’s crazy about you.”
You can have peace and happiness this Christmas and every day of the year. When you feel the gentle tug at your heart, please don’t turn away. Stop and receive the greatest gift of all.
I wanted to share our Christmas card image with everyone and express my sincere wishes for your happiness this Christmas season.
May God bless you,
Bentley, Michelle, Jackson, Sylvie, and Payne