(photo taken by the gifted Ryan Price of Ryan Price Photo)
Merry Christmas from our family to yours! May it be filled with wonder and awe that God loved us so much that He sent His Son, Jesus, to this earth as an atoning sacrifice for our sins (1 John 4:10).
I read this excerpt on Randy Alcorn's blog yesterday....
"The prayer of my heart this Christmas is that people would understand that Jesus is the person they were made by and made for—that they would understand that He loved them enough to go to the cross for them and pay the price for their sins so that they could live forever with Him on the New Earth, the eternal Heaven.
There's a true story of a Christ-loving man who lay dying. His son asked, "Dad, how do you feel?"
His father replied: "Son, I feel like a little boy on Christmas Eve."
Christmas is coming. We live our lives between the first Christmas and the second . We look back to that first Christmas and the life of Jesus on the earth for some 33 years—but we look forward to the Christmas in which the resurrected Christ will return and we, his resurrected people, will live with him forever on the New Earth. And right when we think "It doesn't get any better than this"....it will!"