Michelle and Dan H. (2014)
“See,” Hannah said, “a few years ago I stood here beside you and asked the Lord to give me a child. Here he is! The Lord gave me just what I asked for. Now I am giving him to the Lord, and he will be the Lord’s servant for as long as he lives.” 1 Samuel 1:26-28
First Samuel begins with Hannah crying and begging the Lord to send her a child. This scene played out for our house for over five years while we tried and tried to have a baby. Frustrated and angry, we trudged down the path we chose, crying and begging, feeling forsaken.
Finally, and without warning, we realized there was a different path for us. We realized that the Lord had not forsaken us. He just had a different plan. Once we followed God’s plan, he answered our prayers not once, but three times. In the end, the Lord gave us just what we asked for, and it’s been more wonderful than we could have ever imagined. Now we give these wonderful children to the Lord, and they will be the Lord’s servants for as long as they live.
Dawn H. (2012)
1. Jesus presence 24/7.
2. Living in America.
3. My family, home, church and church family.
The list continues with blessings too numerous to list here. I know I am blessed and I’m wishing MANY BLESSINGS to everyone this Christmas Season and throughout 2013.
Konrad J. (2012)
Count your Blessings-
I can't count that high.
Rachel B. (2007)
What Joy has Jesus Brought to Me?
Love, family and friends
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)"