Thank You Jesus for all the change You have wrought in my life. Thank You for taking a shy, lonely child and befriending her and helping her to live Your Way and to make Your choices. For helping me let go of fear and move out in bold service. Thank You for giving me Your peace and helping me lay down my burdens daily. Thank You for helping me be real with others. Thank You for sustaining me moment by moment in all areas of life. You bless me daily with Your Presence and timely Help for every situation You bring into my life. I am so glad You are my God, my Brother, my Friend. You have made ALL the difference in me. Without You, I am a hideous worm full of ugly thoughts and selfish ways. You are AMAZING!
Two more days until Christmas. Jesus' birthday! The day that changed the world and brought the possibility of salvation to anyone who will repent and believe and follow Him. What a privilege to have held THAT baby!
Nine more days until the end of 2009. Another year older. Another year closer to Heaven!
Are you another year closer to Heaven? I fervently hope so. Rejoice with me in remembering the Savior's birth!!! Contemplate anew what the Messiah has done for you.
Or do you still need to appropriate the Ultimate Christmas Gift of eternal life offered to you by Jesus through the sacrifice of His life on your behalf?
John 3:16-18 says: "For God so loved the world that He gave His One and Only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world but to save the world through Him. Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the Name of God's One and Only Son."
And in John 14:6 Jesus says: "I am the Way and the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
If you have any questions or want to talk about the Lord, don't wait! Find someone who knows Him and come to a decision about Him and His offer of salvation. Only you can appropriate this gift of grace. It will save your life for eternity. In this world, we will still have trouble, but with Jesus, we will always have help to get through it and we will have the hope of Heaven and no suffering for eternity. It will be the best decision you have made all year!
If you have gone a little way ahead of me, call back---
'Twill cheer my heart and help my feet along the stony track;
And if, perchance, Faith's light is dim, because the oil is low,
Your call will guide my lagging course as wearily I go.
Call back, and tell me that He went with you into the storm;
Call back, and say He kept you when the forest's roots were torn;
That, when the heavens thunder and the earthquake shook the hill,
He bore you up and held you where the very air was still.
Oh, friend, call back, and tell me for I cannot see your face;
They say it glows with triumph, and your feet bound in the race;
But there are mists between us and my spirit eyes are dim,
And I cannot see the glory, though I long for word of Him.
But if you'll say He heard you when your prayer was but a cry,
And if you'll say He saw you through the night's sin-darkened sky---
If you have gone a little way ahead, oh, friend, call back---
'Twill cheer my heart and help my feet along the stony track.