Merry Christmas 2021!

To all those who visit my blog frequently or just every now and then, I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas. This has been a tough year; as a matter of fact, it has been a tough last couple of years. We have watched unbelievable atrocities taking place in our nation and around the world. For the first time in my life, I saw churches SHUT DOWN. I watched businesses and livelihoods lost due to government overreach. I watched healthcare workers go from being the heroes to the villains, losing their jobs in droves because they refused to be injected with an experimental drug. I have watched employers require that new hires make a medical decision before they are offered a position with a company. I have watched people walking around with a piece of paper or cloth covering their faces, restricting their breathing, all because ONE PERSON suggested it! I have watched the media go from subtly misleading its audience to being brazen in its deception. I have watched politicians and lawmakers completely ignore the rule of law to do what they want to do to serve their own selfish purposes. I have watched cities looted and burned down. I have watched criminals get a slap on the hand, while law abiding citizens who tried to protect themselves were treated like criminals. I watched a person record a law enforcement officer die, live on social media, when the law enforcement officer was only trying to help. I have watched the destruction of our children being completely dismissed, and the murder of babies in the womb being celebrated as if it were a great achievement. I even watched a political party use operatives in different parts of the nation to steal a national election! These are atrocities that I thought I would never live to see. I could not have been more wrong…

Fortunately for us, as believers, there is still hope. Jesus Christ is still LORD, and His Word is still true. He is still going to return to take His people home to be with Him for all eternity. He is still on the throne. and He is still sovereign over all this mess. He is still reigning from heaven, and He has not lost one ounce of control. There will come a time when He will pull the plug on all of this. He will take His people home where there will be no more sin, no more worry, no more death, no more sickness….all will be perfect and everything that would hurt us will be no more. I am mainly excited about heaven because there will be no more sin. No one can sin against me anymore, and I will not sin against anyone else! That is such good news to me,

All this to say, stay encouraged, believers! The LORD has allowed us to see another Christmas season. We have another chance to celebrate the birth of our King. We like to decorate and exchange gifts. We like to see the sights and smell the Christmas cookies. We enjoy the Christmas parade, and the Christmas lights downtown. All of that is all well and good, but the real reason for our celebration is the birth of the King, the LORD Jesus Christ. He was born in the humblest of beginnings, lived a sinless life, but then died a criminal’s death so that you and I would not have to pay the penalty for our sins. He was the Substitute on the cross; He died the death that you and I should have died, after living the life that you and I could not live. He was buried, but then resurrected on the morning of the third day of the event, and He revealed Himself to His followers before ascending to heaven to be seated at the right hand of the Father, where He is making intercession for the saints! All of this began because of His birth, which we celebrate at Christmas. What a reason to celebrate!!!

This Christmas, let’s focus on the real reason for Christmas: the LORD Jesus Christ.

Merry Christmas to you all.

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