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Dear God Thank You For The Star

Genesis 1:16-17 God made the two bright lights: the larger light to rule the day and the smaller light to rule the night. He also made the stars. God put them in the sky to give light to the earth, 
Matthew 2:2 These men from the East come looking for the One who has been born who will save His people from sin.Wise Men: Where is this newborn, who is the King of the Jews? When we were far away in the East we saw His star, and we have followed its glisten and gleam all this way to worship Him. 
God created His Star to give light to the world. 

The Wise Men saw His star. 
Centuries later His Star continues to illuminate the hearts of those who receive His light. 
Christ ignite our hearts.
With Your eternal Light.
Thank you for Christmas.

Say His Name -> Jesus Christ

Galatians 4:4-5 The Voice  When the right time arrived, God sent His Son into this world (born of a woman, subject to the law) 5 to free those who, just like Him, were subject to the law. Ultimately He wanted us all to be adopted as sons and daughters.
As you celebrate Christmas remember why Jesus came
·To forgive our sins ·To comfort us when we grieve ·To walk the journey with us ·To befriend us when we need a true friend ·To strengthen us when times are tough ·To guide us when we are lost ·To encourage us ·To conquer death -- so ·We can enjoy heaven ever after!

Remember that we celebrate Christmas because we have a Savior.
Say His Name – Jesus Christ!  
Respect His holiness – don’t shop ‘til you drop, party all night and forget that the season honors God. Have you cracked open your Bible?  Have you stopped to the read the CHRISTmas story? Do your kids know the reason for the season or is it all about gifts, Santa, parties and good times? 
Have you shared that Jesus Christ was born so we can live…

The tough days of December

Joy is the serious business of heaven ~ C.S. Lewis 
James 1:2 My brothers and sisters, when you have many kinds of troubles, you should be full of joy, 
Oh December...

My perfect storm happens each December.  My mother and aunt died this month. My deceased father and grandmother celebrate birthdays. (My grandmother's birthday is on Dec. 25). These anniversaries coupled with normal expectations of the season make it hard. 
I struggle. I truly struggle. 
Some years I'm nostalgic for the special Christmas experiences of my childhood.  I miss my doting grandparents. We were a tight knit family in those years.
I've also lost key friends who were part of my Christmas celebrations over the years. All this weighs my spirit and I can easily slip into depression.
But I choose joy. Yes. I am intentional about remembering to choose joy through my tears. 
But I do allow the tears and grief to have their place because I am human. Our Lord Jesus cried. So I cry.
I cry. I whine. I throw e…