Elaine C. (2005)
Why Seek Him?
Gratefully we seek the Master King
For prayerful peace with His wings.
We seek Him to comfort and console,
When worldly problems take control.
Grace abounds, if we just ask,
He will forgive, what ‘er the task.
No pain, misfortune, nor sorrow harms,
We are safe in those loving arms.
Seeking Jesus day by day,
As we walk life’s narrow way.
Our joy complete when last we see,
His presence near at the victory!
Grant K. (2007)
Jesus has blessed my life with countless amounts of joy. Christ has given me a wonderful family, and excellent friends. I feel blessed to have so many sources of joy in my life and I try to thank God everyday.
Carol K. (2007)
Taking time for hugs, smiles, kind words;
Listening and responding to those in need;
Seeking to bring joy to others each day.
Filling my cup full with joy brought to me.
Letting joy overflow from and to me.
Celebrating all God's gifts.
Looking forward, with open arms.
That is my joy in walking with Jesus.
Kaity H. (2007)
Jesus has brought JOY into my life in many ways.
He has given me a shoulder to fall on when the road is treacherous. He has given me a family that loves and He has given me true friends to laugh with as well as to slap me back into reality when necessary. Bless us all.
Greetings! This year's Advent devotions combine contributions from past years, interlaced with current contributions.
Introduction by the late Irma Ward, Pastor Emeritus:
"It is the prayer of those who have shared their Advent thoughts with you that this Holy Season will bring you a deepening sense of His presence. The One whose name is Emmanuel, God with Us!
Every page is personal witness of this fact, that in Christ we are encouraged, supported, comforted, challenged, forgiven, redeemed, blessed. Here are Scriptures of special meaning to persons in our fellowship; an intimate opening of hearts, a sharing of joy and pain, of promise and fulfillment. Some meditations are written by young children, others by youth and young adults, still others by mature and senior members of our fellowship. Each one reminds us we are one body, bound together in His love.
The Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth, we have beheld His Glory. (John 1:14)"