Day 5 of Advent
Kaitlin W. (2002)
Having Jesus in your life is great. You have someone just to talk to. He gives me peace, hope, faith and love.
Drew H. (2002)
Knowing that Jesus is in my life makes me feel good. I know that with Jesus I can do a lot of things I don’t think I can do.
Joanne and Elgin D. (2014)
I sit here in the bright sunshine with the beauty of all the color God has given us. We are harvesting all the seeds we sowed this spring. God has blessed us with a bountiful harvest.
Yes we have set backs, broken down combines and semi, but God has blessed us in the fact he keeps us going no matter what! We have had health issues we face but He takes care of us and has blessed us so many times.
We thank him everyday for his love and for the Son he gave to us. In this advent time it is a time to reflect on our lives and be grateful.
I seek Him out to learn. Jesus told stories to teach people things. I try to remember these stories. The stories remind me what to do. Like to help others, even if I don’t really like them too much. Even if they are mean to me. I seek HIM because He will always love me.
Abby B. (2005)
Sam and Barb B. (2003)
His Story, Our Story
This being the season of giving is a good time to remember what God has given us. We have been given life itself, the beauty of our surroundings, and the ability to love and be loved. We are blessed with two sons, a daughter-in-law and a granddaughter, each special in their own way, along with a loving church family and many special friends that surround and support us. All that we need, He has provided for us. He also gave us his Son, Jesus, who came into the world to save sinners and died on the cross for each one of us.
We really don’t have to look very far to see what God has done. We are surrounded by His blessings. Every day we wake up, we thank God for the gift of another day. Daily we pray that we will use this gift in such a manner that will please Him. So as we hurry around getting ready for the Holidays, let us take time to thank God for what he has given us. Life is good, thanks to God. May God’s blessings be with each of you.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
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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)"