Merry Christmas Dear Friends:
Looking back over the year I have been amazed how God’s love and care have constantly been close beside me. There have been times I have felt alone, even in a crowd, how can that be?
I was afraid of the unknown and forgot that God is my strong comfort and strength. Have you ever found yourself there? I am thankful for family and friends who have encouraged me and prayed for me. Words cannot express my love and gratitude to each one.
I am almost moved now, and the Christmas tree is up. To be able to remember the joy of Christmas and the precious gift of God’s son gives me confidence for the future.
Catherine Pulsifer, Said: When we remember a special Christmas, it is not the presents that made it special, but the laughter, the feeling of love, and the togetherness of friends and family that made that Christmas special.”
Would You Follow?
How many would follow the star tonight
If it shone past the Milky Way,
Leave comfortable homes and follow it still,
Over the hills and away.
How many would open their doors tonight
For a weary and shabby pair?
Make room at hearths for a Stranger-Child,
Though the Infant be wondrous fair?
How many would give of their goods tonight,
The best they possess and more,
For their faith in a star and an angel choir
And a King forevermore?
We criticize the folk of a bygone time
For indifference to Mary’s plight.
How many would do any better now?
Would you follow the star tonight?
The Hope of all the world was born that night In Bethlehem.
What will you be doing when you hear His name.
The shepherds accepted Him
The wise men expected him
The King rejected him
The innkeeper neglected him
And you? —-Do you have room for him?
Thank you for the privilege of calling you friends, you bless me more than you will ever know.
I am sending you a special Christmas wish as you celebrate this joyous season with families and friends.