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I hope you had a Merry Christmas — the time of year when we get to celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus. He is the Christ, Anointed One, God with us. It’s not only His birth, but the reason for His birth. He came to take away the sins of the world — that whoever would believe in Him would have everlasting life. What a great thing God did for all of us. He wishes all would come to know Him as Savior and Lord. But, unfortunately, so many reject Him. They reject His Son.
Now we look forward to a New Year. For some, it will be a new start. For some, a rededication to continue to do things they believe will help them in life. My prayer is that we will dedicate ourselves to getting to know God even better than we do right now, that we will continue to serve Him and support His Church, that we will take one or two areas of our lives and purpose to work on them — to get stronger in them, to grow in those areas so we overcome anything that is weighing us down or keeping us from realizing His greatness in our lives.
2017 can be our greatest year if we truly humble ourselves and pray, and every day ask God to be merciful toward us and give us strength to become more like Him. May you finish this year strong and enter 2017 with great purpose.
Just a thought,
Published on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 @ 8:19 AM MDT
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