And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14) CHRISTMAS!! What a wonderful season of the year. Christmas is the God in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself, becoming the Christ in us, the Hope of glory. Christmas is found in the simplicity of the gospel message: “And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David, a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, an on earth peace, good will toward men.” (Luke 2:8-14)
Dear friends, may you have, not only during the Christmas season, but at all times, the peace of God, that passeth all understanding. My you have health, happiness and a heartfelt joy of the Lord. Speak this into your life: “I have great joy because the Lord is come. The Joy of the Lord is my strength. AMEN!”
May His joy permeate your environment even as He did in a stable in Bethlehem.
Pastor J. Amos Jones