Sunday, December 23, 2012

The Spirit of Christmas


"The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth." John 1:14


I received an email tonight asking for prayer and it was so perfect and beautiful and timely that I wanted to share some it with you. 
"Holidays can be painful, remembering loved ones not with us anymore, or strained relationships that cause hurt. Pray for all to draw close to God and not expect family members to fill that spot. Pray for all of us to give of ourselves to those hurting ... "
It resonates with me this year particularly as many are going into this holiday with heavy hearts. I pray that as we finish up our last minute shopping and wrapping and decorating ... as we prepare for the joyful celebration of Christ's birth (and everything else we throw in at Christmas!), that God will bring comfort and hope to those who are suffering and and that He will show us ways that we can share His love with those in need of comfort and hope; to be His arms, His feet, His comforting words, His encouragement ... a messenger of His love. Because that is what the Christmas Spirit is all about.

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