On the Eleventh Day of Christmas, my true friend gave to me...
A gift of a song from far away…
A CHRISTMAS THOUGHT FOR THE DAY… “Finding Jesus This Christmas…”
If you look for me at Christmas
you won't need a special star
I'm no longer in Bethlehem
I'm right there where you are,
You may not be aware of Me
amid the celebrations--
You'll have to look beyond the stores
and all the decorations.
But if you take a moment
from your list of things to do
And listen to your heart, you'll find
I'm waiting there for you.
You're the one I want to be with,
you're the reason that I came,
And you'll find Me in the stillness
as I'm whispering your name.
--Contributed by Kate Larsen [firstname.lastname@example.org] 12-26-13
I LOVE TO TELL THE STORY… "Going to See the King"
“This same Jesus, who has been taken from you will come back in the same way you have seen Him go.” –Acts 1:11
We were driving through the city. Our son, daughter-in-law and three-year-old granddaughter were with us. To keep my granddaughter occupied, I began to sing to her and she sang back to me.
One of the songs I sang was, “Soon and Very Soon, we are Going to Meet the King.”
I sang it a few times and she listened carefully, then she looked at me and said, “No, Grandma, we are going to the mall.”
Well, at the time we all laughed, but later I thought about what she said. Don’t we as adults often act as if we prefer to go the mall, rather than looking for His return? Are we looking forward to the King’s coming or are we so busy with stuff - running to and fro -that we rarely give a thought that maybe, just maybe, the King is coming back today?
Are you looking forward to seeing Jesus? When was the last time you thought about His return? We get so busy with living that we forget that we are on earth for a short time compared to eternity.
Are you ready? Are you looking forward to seeing Him? That would be the best Christmas gift ever!
By Katherine Kehler
Father, I am so glad Jesus is returning to earth. Maybe He will come today, maybe tomorrow. Give us gladness of heart and readiness because we know our Lord is coming soon. Amen.
YOUR MIRTHFUL MOMENT OF THE DAY...”A Ready Reward”
A lady lost her handbag in the bustle of Christmas shopping.
It was found by an honest little boy and returned to her.
Looking in her purse, she commented, "Hmmm, that's funny. When I lost my bag there was a $20 bill in it. Now there are twenty $1 bills."
The boy quickly replied, "That's right, lady. The last time I found a lady's purse, she didn't have any change for a reward."
Compliments of Dr. Ann Kleine-Kracht, December 15, 2010, WEEKS OF FUN #902.
YOUR YOUTUBE CHRISTMAS MOMENT
There are few videos that capture the gift of Christ’s coming than Jimmy Stewart’s powerful performance in Mr. Krueger's Christmas. Enjoy and experience it through his faith-filled eyes.
You can find the archived messages from this year’s series on my website at http://terrypaulson.com/christmas.shtml/. Our final message is tomorrow...as we prepare for His coming!
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