Our most recent family pic with only Andrew missing

Sunday, December 23, 2018

A prayer for Christmas preparations

We praise you, God,
 we praise you, for your Name is near;
 people tell of your wonderful deeds (Ps 75:1)

... your name is like perfume poured out (SS 1:3b)

Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, 
he gave the right to become children of God (Jn 1:12)

Lord Jesus,

Christmas: Heaven Surprises Earth

Let me begin by wishing you a hopeful, loveful, joyful and peaceful Christmas. Today we celebrate the (ongoing) event of God surprising earth with Heaven. In Christ, God surprised earth with Heaven. Mary, Joseph, Elizabeth, shepherds, wise men, Herod, a stable, Bethlehem ... God surprised them all with Heaven. I hope God surprises you with Heaven because of Christmas 2018.