Greetings to all In The Name Of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,
Eagles call ministry just wanted to say Merry Christday with a thought from this Pastor's heart:
On the arrival of one of the greatest moments of celebration in a believer's life ; is that of the birth of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world. It is a day of remembered hopes and expectations. In the hustle and bustle of the days drawing near, with the arrival of family members from afar, menus' of all kind of meals being planned, children's excitement raising to the culmination of hysteria, last minute shopping sprees for the marked down prices of yet still gifts to buy. and oh Lord, let us not talk about the waiting lines to cash out and the massive traffic jams. These are the joys of Christmas. I would like to call our hearts and minds in to a complete stop; let us not forget the reason for all of this seemingly frantic behavior--Jesus Is the Reason for the Season. Let us remember the greatest meal was the last supper when the small family of Jesus gathered around the table with Him. Each having their own hopes and expectations for the greater celebration. I would like to interject this thought; although great was the fulfillment of prophecy the birth of Jesus according to (Isaiah 9:6-7), the greater celebration was of His death and resurrection. His birth created the door of salvation, but His death and resurrection became the way for forgiveness of all our sins past, present, and future and finally one day eternal life (He is the Way, the Truth and the Life). He was born in order to die, so the celebration is very definitely two-fold. Jesus is the Reason for the Season! The greatest tree was not the one with the lights, and bells and ornaments, and all the presents underneath it, and let us not forget the star on the top or the angle with the halo: but it was the one with Jesus nailed to it with the crown of thorns upon His head and the nails in His hands and feet and His back that had been lashed with a cat o' nine tails whip until the flesh tore away. and the spear in His side, and his last words, "Father forgive them, for they know not what they do (Luke 23:34)," and finally, "Father I commend my spirit into thine hand (Luke 23:46), "BUT IT IS FINISH (John 19:29-30)!"
The gift was nailed to the tree, which after the resurrection became our daily gift of His Presence; the crown of thorns became a crown of Glory; and He became the Light of the World in a place of darkness pain and hopelessness.
It is in my humbled opinion, that this is a Joyful, Merry (CHRIST) day. May God Bless you and yours today and everyday; and may the New Year Be God's Complete Divine Will for you and your Family...In Jesus Name I Pray!
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