It is our prayer that you may be gripped with the heart-transforming truth that Christmas is infinitely more than family gatherings and gift giving. It is dramatically more important than Christmas lights, holiday movies and sports ad infinitum. May each of our hearts be overwhelmed with the blessed truth that Jesus has come to save His people from their sins.

We find ourselves living in an atmosphere in which the vast majority of people have no clue of the glorious purpose of the celebration of the incarnation of God the Son. The condescension of God the Son in a stable in Bethlehem has been confused with the frenzied and materialistic commercialization of the world. Oh, but born again believers should be captivated with the glorious reality of 2 Corinthians 8:9, “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.” Friend, it is that blessed motivation that will continue to energize me to GO and MAKE DISCIPLES, as long as God gives me the breath and the mind to do so. There is coming a day when we will rejoice forever in the eternal work that our Lord has accomplished through your love, prayers and faithful giving, which continues to allow me to herald the glorious Gospel. Thank you!

May each of us walk through this Christmas season with a heavenly perspective. May we set our affections on things above and not the things of this world. May we follow the path of our Lord and Savior to be fervent intercessors and faithful heralds of the good tidings of great joy.