Christmas Wish

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Look at the kids and you never find a Scrooge among them.
 

 Kids love Christmas: the colors, lights, cookies, traditions and, of course, the gifts!

Ask them what they like about Christmas and it is the feeling that Christmas leaves in their heart.

They are excited! They anticipate  joy!  They believe in Christmas!

 

So why do adults lose Christmas?

We think Christmas is only for children.

Our Christmas wishes grow with things that cannot be bought in a store.

 

 We want our family around us,

Laugh with our friends and

Make all of the bad things go away.
 

This is why there is always a gift under the tree for us:

 A piece of heaven wrapped in Jesus.

 

Jesus connects us to the divine with a step into eternity,

Transforms our weary souls into a better version of ourselves,

Life has meaning, purpose, and direction.

 

Jesus forgives the secrets that still hurt,

Heals broken relationships from a life time ago,

And gives us courage to make the decisions we must make.

 

Jesus transforms us into a better sister, brother, mother, father, or grandparent.

We become better neighbors, friends, and strangers.

We see the world through Jesus’ eyes.

 

We give because our hearts will not let us stop.

That is when Christmas finds us.

We see the possibilities.

 

Hope, Love, Joy and Peace,

 

When heaven connects with our heart.

 

Merry Christmas,

Pastor Terri