Christmas 2007 Welcome Page ~ Anchored In Him


Luke 2
(New International Version)

1 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to his own town to register. 4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born,  7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."
13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
14 "Glory to God in the highest,
??and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."
15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about."
16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

Merry Christmas from our family to you and your family. As we hurry and bustle through the Christmas holiday season we need to always remember that without the birth of Jesus Christ there would not be a Christmas. The greatest gift that God gave to all of us is His only begotten Son. The problem is that many refuse to believe or accept the fact that Jesus Christ was sent by God as a sacrifice for our sins. Our challenge to you and your family is to bring one that is lost into the family of God. My friends the Holy Bible promises that He will return and walk the earth again, the question is will you and your loved ones be with Him? Oh what a Christmas gift is that one receives the greatest gift of all and that is the gift of eternal life with Jesus Christ.
Our great nation is still at war, a war that will demand patience from all of us. Pray for our Armed Forces, their families, our great nation and her leaders, and last but not least our missionaries through our the world.
During this season of where we give, please remember those that are less fortunate, none of never know when we may be in that situation. Also please give to our missionaries within your church.
In closing of this opening page again we would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. May God bless you abundantly, during this season of joy and happiness.

Our thoughts about God should lead us to joyful praise ! ! !

I heard the bells on Christmas Day,
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet the words repeat,
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

Henry W. Longfellow