A Message from Pasto Robin.
It is Christmas time already? I must confess that I don’t feel
prepared for Christmas. Thanksgiving has barely passed. The
weather has been so nice. I have not decorated. My internal
clock just isn’t quite up to Christmas yet. And I have been
terribly busy with life’s responsibilities. Hmm. Come to think of
it, the shepherds weren’t “ready” for Jesus’ birth. The
inkeepers weren’t prepared to welcome the Savior. The
residents of the area were so busy with life they didn’t even
notice. Very much like life today in America.
Dear friends, would you join me in setting aside time daily to
read part of the Christmas story from the Bible and reflect on it (Luke 1:5 - 2:20,
Matthew 1 & 2, John 1:1-18). Let us pray daily for God to bring forth His Holy
birth in our lives in a new way. Let us join together each Sunday as we discover
the experience of Christmas Hope in a new way.
I am very concerned as I see how our nation is removing God, prayer and truth
from schools, daily lives, and sacred occasions. I am very concerned that so many
people are looking to the government as their rescuer, their “savior”. I am very
concerned that the true meaning of Christmas is being pushed farther and farther
out of the hearts, minds and lives of Americans.
Will you stand with me to intentionally put Jesus Christ at the center of Christmas
this year? Will you prepare your heart and mind and spirit for the coming of our
Lord and Savior? Will you pray for opportunities to share the true meaning of
Christmas with people around you? Will you specially teach the children around
you that Christmas is the birthday of Jesus and help them honor Him?
I thank God for the new people at VHC who have found a personal relationship
with Jesus Christ within the last month. May their excitement and joy be
contagious as we prepare our hearts to truly celebrate the coming of our Lord and
Saviour as a tiny baby, so that we might see God, know God, and be His children!
Go tell it on the mountain (and at home and in the store, at work, at school,
everywhere) that Jesus Christ is born!
May you have a Godly, Blessed, Merry Christmas!
© Valleyhope Community Church 2005 -2013
WE WELCOME YOU to listen to
Pastor Robin Brooke deliver a
message from Matthew 18:1-10
“Am I Brok-ed?”
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Thursday, Nov 28, 2013