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We are because Christ created us. We love only because Christ loved us. We live only because Christ died for us.

Romans 15:13
"Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope , through the power of the Holy Ghost."



Thursday, December 25, 2014

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

It's the most wonderful time of the year
With the kids jingle belling
And everyone telling you "Be of good cheer"
It's the most wonderful time of the year
It's the hap-happiest season of all

With those holiday greetings and gay happy meetings
When friends come to call
It's the hap- happiest season of all

There'll be parties for hosting
Marshmallows for toasting
And caroling out in the snow
There'll be scary ghost stories
And tales of the glories
Of Christmases long, long ago
It's the most wonderful time of the year

There'll be much mistltoeing
And hearts will be glowing
When loved ones are near
It's the most wonderful time of the year

This is a famous Christmas carol written years ago to best describe what they thought Christmas was about. And in essence it is a large part of Christmas. But they forgot the most important part of Christmas, CHRIST. As I lay here in bed, listening to the rain fall contemplating what my first overseas Christmas was like, that song came to mind because of all the wonderful things that God blessed me with today and over the past year. Yes, I'm far away from family, living in a land where people hardly think anything of God, and yet He is the same God here in Australia as He is in America and His blessings don't change, I do. God came to earth, as a baby, to fulfill the greatest plan that ever was thought of. One of complete salvation and freedom from sin. Yes, the gifts are fun, the tree is a special part, and if you're in the right part of the world, snow brings a sense of Christmas spirit. But those things eventually leave you empty and the newness of the presents wears off, the happy gatherings fade and the weight gained rarely goes away. And yet when we have the right perspective and the Christ is back in Christmas the blessings never stop flowing, the joy never stops filling our days. It truly is the most wonderful time of year. 
Merry Christmas Everyone! 

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