Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas

Published 12:00 am Saturday, December 21, 2013

Merry Christmas! Merry Christ-mas! We will hear that many times in the next few days. However, the most popular greeting seems to be “Happy Holidays!”  
Most of the Christmas cards, advertisements, etc., stress the holiday instead of the Holy Day that it is. Yes, it’s a holiday, and it calls for a celebration as all holidays do, but Christmas should be different. It’s a day we set aside to observe the birth of Jesus.
In Matthew 1: 20,21 an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph and told him not to be afraid to take Mary as his wife because that which was conceived in her was of the Holy Spirit “and she will bring forth a son and you should call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”
Jesus was born with only one mission to accomplish, and that was to be the sacrifice for the sins of mankind. He came to save the lost and set the captives free. The bottom line is that He is our one and only hope to be saved and
when this life is over, to spend eternity with Him and His Father in Heaven.  
The salvation message is so simple that it confuses religious people
who put their faith in man-made laws and practice tradition that keeps people in bondage to a false hope.  
I pray that this Christmas many people will realize that God loves
us so much that He sent His only Son to suffer and die for us so
that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. It’s a gift that will last forever, and best of all, (if we choose) we can have a joyous walk every day of our lives.
Christmas can also be a time for reconciliation. Reconciliation is the restoration of peace — peace with God, peace with others, peace with family and friends and, most of all, peace in our own hearts.
Jeanne and I wish you a Merry Christmas!    
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