Good morning Team,
It's really early this morning and I'm thinking about how fortunate I am this Christmas. I have a wonderful wife who loves me completely. I have beautiful daughters who are happily living productive lives in big cities. I have my physical needs met with a wonderful and fulfilling job. I have friends who encourage me and give me joy. I have music that surrounds me with the presence of God. I have partners in ministry who value what I do and walk with me in the victories and the defeats. I have a Savior who is Emmanuel..with me always (Hebrews 13:5)
But not everyone has those things this Christmas. Loneliness is a tragic reality for many of the people you see out and about. Some of them have been abandoned by their parents or their spouses or their children or their friends. They have lost their jobs and are worried about the future. They have no hope.
No hope...it wasn't much different 2000 years ago when God looked down on His people and said, "It's time!" Emmanuel...God with us.
And he didn't stop giving when he sent Jesus to show us what He was all about. Today, He needs us, His people, to help Him. We are His hands and feet to help the lonely ones that He loves just as much as He loves you and me.
Here's a question...what can I do that will make a difference in the life of someone this Christmas? Lets share some ideas. I'm interested in your comments...
Here's something that will brighten your Christmas...
P.S. See you tonight at 6:15pm for dress rehearsal. Woohoo!!