ABBA / DADDY,
Most everyone we know, and love tend to forget that this HOLYday called CHRISTmas is about Jesus, Your Son, Your gift to each of us.
We forget that 3,500 years ago YOU wrote down through the hands of YOUR Prophets the Messianic Jewish Old Testament Prophecies about a coming Redeemer, the coming Messiah who would take away each individual’s sins if they but believe in JESUS and His death on the Cross.
You sent your Holy Angels to proclaim His birth to Shepherds; the poor to whom the hope of the ages would mean the most. How awesome to think that Heaven touched Earth that night so long ago.
We thank you for last year, for you honored each of us with food, clothing, shelter, relationships with loved ones and a job to work and pay our bills.
Help us to learn from life and its lessons. Help us to love one another. Help us to look forward to each brand-new day, because with you, all things are possible.
Regardless of what might be ahead, we trust YOU in all our circumstances. We may not be sure of the future, but we know who holds the future in HIS hands.
We look forward to your personal care for each one of us and those we care about so deeply, through the coming year. Those we desperately love; who have not come to know you yet. Help us to share the Gospel with them.
We Praise, Honor and Thank…
You Father for sending us your beloved Son as our Redeemer.
You Holy Spirit for staying with us during our Journey Home.
You Jesus, for going to the Cross, because of the joy you saw in the future.
Yes, Jesus, who is able to keep us from stumbling, and who will bring each of us that know and love HIM into His glorious presence, innocent of sin and with great joy.
We recognize and honor Jesus as YOUR great gift to us at CHRISTmas.
Yet , we also look up to the Heavens, as YOU promised, for the soon Coming of our Messiah, our Redeemer, The King of Kings and The Lord of Lords…
Yeshua/Jesus… “The Lion of the Tribe of Judah.”
Amen and Amen