Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Dear Partners,
I hope this newsletter finds you doing well this Holiday Season. I’ve been thinking about the holidays and how we gather with family and friends to celebrate the message of hope and the birth of Christ. In the world right now, we may feel like we are constantly surrounded by hopelessness, but we have the power to change that, by showing kindness, love, and hope to others, we can be God's extended hand and make a difference.
The sacrificial birth of Jesus sends a message of hope that can change people's lives. We must never lose sight of that hope, or let it fade in our lives or those around us. This Christmas season, may you experience the joy and hope of giving to others. May we all be touched by the light of Christ’s love and be inspired by his message of hope.
I am reminded of one Christmas story with my parents. My father was serving as a pastor in a small church in WY. That Christmas we weren't able to travel back home to OK for the holidays. My family was very homesick. On Christmas morning there was a knock at the door while our mother was preparing breakfast. As my father opened the door, he found an elderly gentleman standing there in the snow. The man wanted to wish our family a Merry Christmas. My kind father invited him in to share breakfast with us. The gentlemen spent all day with our family enjoying the Christmas festivities. At the end of the day, he thanked us for our hospitality and left. My father saw he had forgotten something behind and went after him. When daddy opened the door there was no one outside. There were no footprints in the knee-deep snow. It was as if the man had never been there. We knew a Christmas angel had visited us that day. This experience gave my parents great comfort and hope.
This holiday season you may be dealing with hopelessness yourself. The Bible says in Romans 15:13 TPT “Now may God, the inspiration and fountain of hope, fill you to overflowing with uncontainable joy and perfect peace as you trust in him. And may the power of the Holy Spirit continually surround your life with his super-abundance until you radiate with hope!” I pray this Christmas that God’s hope, love, and joy will flow abundantly through you this holiday season to shine God’s light on others.
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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year,
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