Dale and Mary K. (2002)
Jesus is the foundation of our lives. As life unfolds we experience many highs and lows. Jesus shares with us the highs and he carries us through the lows. During the Christmas Season, there are reminders of our Lord everywhere. It is easier to remember that we are walking every day with Him. We should turn to our Savior more often in our day-to-day activities throughout the year. Maybe we ought to leave the Christmas tree up year around…
Justine D. (2002)
Jesus is always in my life. I enjoy yoga and practice a lot. In yoga breathing is very important. A famous yogi said “Inhalation is God moving into you. Exhalation you move toward God.” This is a union with God that includes Jesus. When I breathe I’m connecting to Jesus. If I feel stress, anger, frustration, or worry, I stop myself and breathe slowly in and out. Jesus is the breath of my life. He holds everything together for me. So now I will stop and breathe in; and breathe out, knowing Jesus is with me in each breath.
Jennifer C. (2002)
To have Jesus Christ in my life means that you know who He is and you know that no matter what, He is always going to be with you. Having Jesus Christ in my life means that I can turn to Him for anything and He will answer. He knows what’s going on and will be there through thick and thin. He is my way of life.
Debbie C. (2002)
What does knowing Jesus mean to me was a good question. It makes me think of how my life would be without Him. I struggle sometimes thinking, “Am I really letting him into my life all the time?” The answer is, “Yes,” but sometimes not as entirely as I should.
Jesus Christ in my life means I have hope, peace and strength when He knows I need it, even before I do. On a lighter side, having Jesus in my life means I have a loving family and friends in my wonderful church family and great Sunday School kids! What more could I want?
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)"