You alone are the Lord. You made the skies and the heavens and all the stars. You made the earth and the seas and everything in them. You preserve them all, and the angels of heaven worship you.~Nehemiah 9:6
2014 is almost history. Seems like it just started yesterday. I hope and pray 2015 will be a very good year. With so much turmoil in the world, I have the feeling that a lot of prayer will be needed if that is to happen. Whatever comes in this new year, we know that the Heavenly Father will not be surprised and that He will have the last say about what happens.
I hope 2015 will bring many new people to this place to share with us and to be blessed as we have been blessed.
The real Christmas experience for anyone is the turning on of the light within, which comes from the spirit of the indwelling Christ. It is still his incoming that makes the difference between a darkened inn and a glorious stable.
Before we go on with our Christmas preparation, let us ask ourselves whether the real Christmas has come to us, whether what we are going through is just a form, a bartering of gifts, a forced holiday, or whether we have a real experience that makes Christmas a joy and not a bore. Christ taken in and then given out, that makes it a genuine Christmas for us and for others; for "God shined in our hearts" that the light might be passed on.
All about us are those who wait for our coming: lonely people, discouraged people, heart-sick people with little love and joy. Christmas opens our eyes and challenges us to let our light shine outside our own little circle and give cheer where it is needed most.
When I read the above poem in a little book we have called Everything Christmas, I thought it was something I needed to think about and then I thought if I need it, there are probably others who would also benefit from reading it, so I decided to share it here. I hope the light of Christ will shine in every heart of those who come here and share with us this week.
Have you visited the Spiritual Sundays Facebook page? I'm always thrilled when I get the report that someone has visited and "liked" the page. So far we have 98 "likes." Just two more and it will be 100. Wouldn't you like to be #99 or #100? How do you find the page? Look on the sidebar of this blog. There is a link to it. Just click on it and it will take you there. Be sure to make a comment on the page while you are there.
I appreciate your taking the time out of your busy schedule this time of the year to share with us here. If you have not shared before and need instructions, just click on Linking Info under the header picture. Everyone is welcome.
Thanksgiving is over. Black Friday has come and gone. Cyber Monday has come and gone. Now we are on the countdown to Christmas. We are busy with many things, and these are such troublesome times. Just been watching protesters marching in many different cities. "No justice, no peace," is one of the chants we hear. I can't help but believe that most of the people out there in the streets are just doing it because they want to be part of the crowd, and what results is a party atmosphere. How sad it is that most do not realize that the only real peace is to be found in Jesus Christ.
Some have wondered about my new glasses. It has been two weeks now. The lady told me sometimes it takes as long as two weeks for eyes to adjust. I'm happy to say that my eyes have adjusted almost completely. A week ago I was pretty skeptical that they would ever be OK but now I believe they will be. It is amazing how eyes can adjust. It is amazing how people can adjust. I'm glad God made us that way.
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