MERRY CHRISTMAS

TL MERRY CHRISTMAS

EARLY CHRISTMAS MORN
There are some fantastic Christmas Carols, and I love most of them but for different reasons. For years when I was younger, I went Christmas Caroling with the youth group in my church. I do not have a strong voice, but I must admit there was one phrase in one Carol that really got me excited and my little alto voice could belt those words out with ease. The 4th and final verse of “Joy to the World”. Please read this slowly and allow it to sink into your heart this Christmas. If ever we needed to know this truth, it is now!

He rules the world with truth and grace, and makes the nations prove the glories of His righteousness, and wonders of His love, and wonders of His love, and wonders, and wonders of His love.

Those words were penned in 1719 by Issac Watts, but how perfect for the United States in the year of our Lord, 2013.

We live in such a strange time. Technology can be used for so many good things, yet you can fall into temptation and become involved in something that is neither godly nor edifying. If you have to ask if something is going to lead to sin, then you should probably turn from it early in the game. Don’t wait for it to become sin. It could be too late by then. Use every tool for good. Shun evil and keep your eyes on the prize. It’s so easy to be sucked in to something online that seems so innocent at first. We need to be careful.

THE BIRTH OF SALVATION (USED 12-25-13)
As Lucinda Berry Hill reminds us, our Salvation was born on Christmas. We are not ever out of the reach of the Father’s forgiveness through His Son, Jesus. We will never be perfect beings, but we have a loving heavenly Father ready to help us get back on the narrow path we need to walk on.

The fact is – He does rule the world – and to the Christian heart, that is very comforting and reassuring. I’m so thankful that we serve a God that never changes. If things move it’s because we moved them, not because He did. Let that be your Christmas meditation. Merry Christ-mas everyone! ❤ ❤ ❤

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