I thank God for sending His Son, Jesus, into the world to pay the penalty for our sin. As most of you already know, “Jesus is the reason for the Christmas season!” I look back at the miracles Jesus did and the suffering He endured to be our example of love to one another. As Christians, we know the true love from God sacrifices for the betterment of the one who is loved. God’s agape love is not self-centered, thinking only about what self will get out of it. No, as Jesus suffered, died, was buried, and rose again, He provided the ultimate demonstration of love when He endured the suffering on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins. This is an incredible reason to celebrate His coming into the world to bind up the broken hearted, set the captives free, and be our Lord and Savior. Christmas is truly a celebration of Jesus Christ.
I hope you all had a blessed Christmas celebration and took time to remember Jesus, the reason for all of it. I hope you had a wonderful time sharing the love of God with your family, friends, and others. Now we look forward to a new year. We need to look forward and focus on Jesus, the hope of glory. When everything seems to be going downhill we need to look to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith. When this world is falling apart, Jesus is our blessed hope. He will come again to take us to heaven to be with Him. He is our hope and He will not fail us because He is faithful.
As we enter January 2022 I look forward to another year of serving God. I look forward to helping you with your writing projects and working toward their publication. Our next meeting in on Saturday, January 8th at the East Bonner County Library. Don’t forget to bring your writing projects and your new workbooks.We will have a great time sharing childhood memories.
You have been a blessing to me and I love teaching you what I have learned over the years. I truly believe we are going to get God’s message out to those who need to hear it. Everyone needs God even if they don’t realize it themselves. God is the only answer to the challenges we face in the future. He has us in the palm of His hand. I look forward to seeing what He has in store for us in this new year!