Weary world rejoice

… it is the night of our dear Savior’s birth! Just as Jesus was born into a world of sin and chaos, we are inundated with pain, tragedy and poverty. So often joy is difficult to find. Yet… a thrill of hope is still available to us. We can cling to the truth that Christ…

Happy Christmas!

May His PEACE be yours in the midst of the busyness and difficulties life brings; may HOPE in Christ fill you with purpose; may His LOVE be your motivation and comfort; and may His JOY fill each cell in your body knowing He is working ALL things for your good. Happy Christmas to you and…

What joy // Advent Week 4

Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation, for through him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. He made the things we can see and the things we can’t see— such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in…

Gift of love

This is the foundation of our faith: God loved us so much that He sent His Son to save us from our sins. Christ came to be a gift of Love – tangible, accessible and real for each of us. Jesus desired to be Love in a world that did not welcome Him. Many did…

When love appeared

At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of…

I come with love

Ultimately God sent His Son to show us love. The law was already established and God knew we needed His loving guidance as well. After such a long wait, love was in our midst. Harry Connick Jr. wrote a beautiful song from the perspective of Jesus, from birth to the Cross, simply reminding us that…

Risky Love

‘This is no time for a child to be born, With the earth betrayed by war & hate And a comet slashing the sky to warn That time runs out and the sun burns late. That was no time for a child to be born, In a land in the crushing grip of Rome; Honour…

Love with us // Advent Week 3

“God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.” ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭1:5‬ ‭NLT‬‬ Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

Hope of all hopes

Hope of all hopes, dream of our dreams,     a child is born, sweet-breathed; a son is given to us: a living gift. And even now, with tiny features and dewy hair, He is great.     The power of leadership, and the weight of authority, will rest on His shoulders. His name? His name we’ll know in…

Hope differed

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life. Proverbs 13:12 NIV Hundreds of years of waiting… of wandering… of separation. In one night, the anticipation is over. Ever so subtly, Jesus is born into a world groaning with longing and deep grief. “Jesus was born because God redeemed…