Merry Christmas!

Buon Natale! Joyeux Noel! Feliz Navidad! Froehliche Weihnachten! Kala Hristougenna! Mele Kalikimaka! get the idea. :)

Merry Christmas to all! May your day be filled with joy and the knowledge that no matter where you are in life, there is One who loves you more than you can possibly know, and He came in the form of a child 2,000 years ago that you might know life more abundantly than you could ever imagine. When God created man, he knew he was taking a risk, but He chose to make beings capable of choice, because love given out of free will is far more precious and meaningful than that given out of robotic programming. Though man had everything, he still separated himself from God by doing the one thing God had instructed him not to. When man broke the rules, or sinned, he immediately created a great divide between himself and God. It would take an act of God to fill that divide, and he did so in the form of Jesus. God's Son forfeited His place in heaven because He so desperately wanted that separation to end, and it only could through His death and resurrection.

While this is scratching the surface, I pray that those who are new to all of this will begin to seek out the truth regarding the one so many of us call "Savior." We joyfully and expectantly celebrate His birth this day, knowing that though it was two millenia ago that He came, He still does miracles in our lives today.

All God's best for you and yours this Christmas and New Year.
With much love,

Posted by Portia at December 25, 2004 01:10 AM