Sunday, December 20, 2015

Ready for Christmas, without shopping

Christmas checklist

Is the gift shopping done?

Have I finished decorating the house?

Have I baked the Christmas goodies?

Am I ready for Christmas?

This year our family faced a series of challenges.
  • Massive fire
  • Multiple hospitalizations 
  • Job loss 
  • Divorce
  • Death. 

But through every devastating event,
the Lord strengthened us.
                                               Encouraged us.
                                                                    Comforted us.
                                                                                           Loved us.

So in spite of the negative experiences and drawbacks, my husband Jake and I are more focused than ever on the gift of Jesus.

While gifts under the tree are sparse,
the greatest gift ever given resides in our hearts.

Jesus wants to share that gift with you too.
The gift of eternal life, purchased at the cost of his own.

He loves you that much. 
You're that precious to him.

Pray this out loud, believe it from your heart, and you will become saved (born again.)

"Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner, and I ask for your forgiveness. I believe you died for my sins and rose from the dead. I trust and follow you as my Lord and Savior. Guide my life and help me to do your will. In your name, amen."

If you prayed that with a sincere heart, you belong to God, His own child, living with Him for all eternity.
All heaven is celebrating the gift you just accepted from Jesus.

Now you're ready for Christmas!

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