Christmas is a time for giving gifts and celebrating with friends and family.
Jesus offers us the greatest gift of all, eternal life!
"God has made us what we are. He has created us in Christ Jesus to live lives filled with good works that He has prepared for us to do."
Ephesians 2:10 (God's Word)
'"You can tell for sure that you are now fully adopted as His own children because God sent the Spirit of His Son into our lives crying out, "Papa! Father!" Doesn't that privilege of intimate conversation with God make it plain that you are not a slave, but a child? And if you are a child, you're an heir, with complete access to the inheritance."
Galatians 4:6-7 The Message Bible
For He has said, "I will never under any circumstances desert you nor give you up nor leave you without support, nor will I in any degree leave you helpless, nor will I forsake you or let you down or relax My hold on you, assuredly not!" Hebrews 13:5
"For the Word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart." (Hebrews 4:12).
"Do not worry about anything, but pray and ask God for everything you need, always giving thanks. And God's peace, which is so great we cannot understand it, will keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus".
"The reason I can still find hope is that I keep this one thing in mind: The Lord's mercy.
We were not completely wiped out.
His compassion is never limited.
It is new every morning.
His faithfulness is great.
My soul can say, 'The Lord is my lot in life. That is why I find hope in Him.'
The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to anyone who seeks help from Him.
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. - Ephesians 2:10 (NKJV)