Ann G. (2003)
His Story! Our Story!
Whether you are old or young, 90 or 5, if you take a moment to imagine in your mind – a cold, crude stable filled with straw; a bright star shining overhead; a donkey, a cow, and some lambs standing near by… Add shepherds tending to their herds of sheep out in fields near a city when angels appear in the sky, lighting up the sky so brightly… Off in a distance you can see wise men coming from afar on tall, stately camels --- Everyone who is a Christian will know this is the scenario that was present that wonderful night so very, long ago…
the first Christmas, the night that changed our lives forever! Christ came to this world as a small baby and as He grew he gave us the directions and opportunities to have a life filled with love and joy. This story of long ago, is “His Story” and it is still “Our Story” today! Open your heart to his Word and love and joy will fill you and make you whole today!
“For unto us is born, this day, in the City of David, a Savior who is Christ the Lord!” Luke 2: 11
Love and Peace this Holiday and always.
Audrey S. (2007)
The great joys of being a part of this church family,
JOY of knowing that Jesus loves even me!
JOY of knowing we have been given the great gift of love from Jesus Christ!
JOY knowing we are all God’s children.
Alta J. (2007)
When Advent Season comes, I take time to reflect on some of the joys Jesus has given to me in my life. (Of course, there have been sorrows, too.) Jesus gave me a wonderful mother and father, even though I only had my father, the first two years. Jesus directed me to a special soul mate, the love of my life, and He also gave me the joy of two great children, three grandchildren and also, a special Son-in-law.
My soul mate was a member of Marble Memorial several years before we met. He brought me to his church while we were dating. Since that time, Marble also has been a great joy for me, for over fifty-five years.
This reminds me of one of my favorite songs, “Jesus is All the World to me, my life, my joy, my all. He is my strength from day to day, without Him I would fall…”
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)"