December 11, 2018
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Thank you for your love and dedication to God and to this ministry. Your expression of love through your prayers, service and offerings are very much appreciated.
As we prepare to celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ, let us continually give thanks for God’s great gift. What is that gift? Is it that dream thing you have always wanted, a new job, or that special person? Like the stuffing we eat at Thanksgiving, these things sooner than later leave us empty, desiring something else.
The Apostle Paul gave us a hint about God’s gift when he wrote: “Thank God for his indescribable gift”. Who is truly indescribable, infinitely uncontainable, immeasurable…? God’s indescribable gift is God himself in Jesus Christ. “He made the universe. The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being sustaining all things by his powerful word.” (Heb. 1:2,3) Wow! What gift is this? He is the great I Am!
In light of God’s great gift, have you ever wondered why there is so much darkness, depression and sadness in so many lives during this season of the year? Could it be that we focus more on physical things than on the creator of all things? This is the season to cast our cares and eyes upon Jesus as never before. I have been encouraging us to “thank God for God in Jesus Christ” in our last few sermons. When we do this our minds are focused on him; the font of every good and perfect gift. He fills our hearts with thanksgiving and praise. Gratitude changes our attitude from being down to up, from sadness to joyfulness. Jesus is the true gift that keeps on giving us everything we need for life and Godliness. Emanuel fills our hearts till they overflow with his love, peace and joy. This is what our hearts hunger and thirst for.
Ask God to open the eyes of your heart to see his goodness in everything. Then, thank God for giving you God in Jesus Christ. It is because of who he is and what he has done for us that we are blessed. That is why we pray in Jesus name.
In Christ indescribable love and grace,