I pray that you have a really blessed Christmas this year! Blessed, that's how I feel today.
Wow. Keep up the great work for our great King, dear soul-winning-peeps of His Kingdom.
We do have a lot to be grateful for huh. A bright and shining person came here -- a Light of hope entered our world to show us the way Home. I want to seek and follow Him. Merry Christmas!
"I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land." Genesis 28:15
Do you remember when Jacob fled from his angry brother Esau, and how he found himself far way in a strange and lonely place. He fell asleep on the hard ground at night, and he met God in a dream. Then God promised Jacob a home. “I will give you and your descendants the land on which you are lying,” He told him. “All peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring” (Gen. 28:13–14).
It actually happened cuz God keeps His promises. And we can be apart of that too.. as we seek the Lord and seek to bless others not yet feelin' or seeing it yet. Be encouraged in Him.
From Jacob, of course, came our promised Messiah Jesus (He is the ultimate Blessing and need-meet-er), the One who left His home to draw us to Himself. You recall what He promised His disciples.. what He promised us.. “I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am,” (John 14:3). What a privileged to proceed homeward with Christ and bring others with us! If you are away from Him and Home today, you can come Home with us! Jesus Christ is the only way Home!
All the way home.. “Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ within me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ at my right, Christ at my left..” Those are the hymn lyrics from fifth-century Celtic Christian named Patrick. I can relate to how he felt.
But I also can so relate to this too (my old pastor drew this and he's not that much older than me LOL)...