Dawn H. (2007)
Oh what a JOY! When I realized I am never ALONE. Jesus is always present 24/7. I can tell Him my concerns, requests and joys. He is my constant support, strength and companion.
Joan M. (2007)
Even when we aren’t paying attention to God, He is paying attention to us. Never was that more true than on June 28th of this year. (2007) I was in a serious automobile accident. I crushed my ankle, broke three ribs, front and back, and had bumps and bruises. I don’t remember much about the accident or the five days I spent in the hospital. It is a miracle I wasn’t more seriously hurt. I thank God, He protected me and is now healing me.
Marlene B. (2007)
Because I’m His…
Jesus means the world to me. I’m very proud and honored to have been born and raised at Milan Marble Memorial United Methodist Church. The building wasn’t as big then. We raised our three sons here also. It’s not just following in my parents footsteps, it’s a way of life. It’s thinking, believing, saying and doing. It is knowing that if I don’t say the right thing to the right person, at the right time, or doing the right thing at the right time, it’s okay. Jesus forgives me. It is knowing you can start each new day knowing Jesus loves me.
I know Jesus gives us the Holy Spirit in our lives. That makes us feel good and free. I thank God for each new day from sun rise to sunset. Even if it’s sunny or cloudy, it’s a new day.
Christmas and Easter aren’t just seasonal. They are all year long. You don’t have one without the other. If you could reach around the world with one big hug, (and we do that with mission work), that is how much Jesus means to me. Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Knowing Jesus sets us free and brings us joy.
Luke K. (2005)
I seek Him because HE is God’s son and our Savior. He can show you the way of living in Christianity and He is the one to praise. He will grant you forgiveness for your sins. That is why you seek Him.
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)"