As we approach the Advent of your birth on earth as a human… God we tend to focus a lot on gift giving, parties and fellowship. It’s easy to get caught up in these things, especially when kids are in the household, and allow the enormity of what actually happened to and for humanity as a result of your birth to be secondary. I plead guilty! I feel blessed though that your Spirit keeps reminding me of your presence and the gifts you have given and continue to give for me/us. While grateful everyday Lord, this time of year inspires a special sense of gratitude to you. When I look back on the year of blessings, love and hardships, it is easy to see your involvement in everything. Your love for us is incredibly amazing. Even when we are experiencing frightfully dangerous situations. When all is good, it’s easy to be grateful. But when life is scary… that’s when I really need to draw closer you LORD. Thank you for being there. I’m looking forward to eternity with you.
Happy Birthday Jesus!
Mike Kermode, food bank director