Merry Christmas

Dearest Friends,

Christmas time brings wonderful reflection of the story of Jesus’ birth. However, that miraculous night should be told with consideration of the entire story. Jesus’ birth is our salvation story. It is the story of our Savior’s birth. The story of our redemption.

Jesus came to Earth to fulfill God’s promise of redemption (1 Peter 1:20) He came to speak truth to the Nations, heal our ruined world and die in our place. Jesus came so that our sins could be forgiven and we could live with his peace and joy as children of God. Promised eternity, for those who believe, we are saved from the grave.  He came to show us our Heavenly Father’s heart. This mission began at his birth and continued to the cross… and the entire time, he was thinking of you.

Jesus came to make all things new! This is my favorite. Anyone, besides me, need all things made new? Your marriage? A relationship? Your faith? Your strength? Your dreams? Your peace? Your joy? Your sanity? Can I get an “AMEN?”  This truth brings a new prayer to my heart. This life is so difficult. Daily, I hear of despair, heartbreak, loss, poverty, strife, death, illness, fear, sadness. Then I remember…Jesus! and God’s promises made true through him, so I pray, “Lord, make all things new.”

There is nothing that God cannot restore and make new. This Christmas season, let that settle in your hearts and souls and celebrate!

This is my Christmas prayer for all of you:

May the remembrance of Jesus’ birth stir up a renewed sense of joy and hope in your life. Through Christ, may the areas of your life that need healing and restoration be made new this season. During the trials in your life, may you remember Jesus. 

Merry Christmas!

Love, Shelley

Gods promises are made true in Christ. (2 Corinthians 1:20) For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the Glory of God.

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.” (Isaiah 43:18)

“See I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.” (Isaiah 43:19) WRITE THAT ONE DOWN. WRITE IT ON THE TABLET OF YOUR HEART.

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. (2 Corinthians 5:17)

Through Christ, believers become sons of Gods (Romans 8:14)