God instucted us in the Holy Bible to set up traditions for the sole purpose of never forgeting our history in life and to give praise for how far He has delivered us from where we have been. I can never give words for what Christmas means to me now compared to all the rest. It is truly amazing how our relationships can grow when we stop and listen to what is really being said in the spirit of God and allow Him to develop our lives into who He wants us to be rather than what we want for ourselves.
For if we do not know our self then how can we even expect a true relationship with someone else. There is a peace that we can have beyond measure when we truly accept who is in control and receive true salvation in God’s mercy and grace. There is no better gift than true salvation through Jesus Christ and even though I believed before, I failed to truly apply God’s word to my life and follow what I knew in my heart to be true. I’ll never forget saying to my dad, “Dad, I figured it out! Do you want to know why our entire life we have risen and then fallen?” Then I said, “We left God out and put ourselves in front!” It is real easy when we are down to pray to God and ask Him to lift us but then when He lifts us we tend to forget who got us there.
This is sad but true and once I read the Holy Bible I saw this same cycle of events that paralelled my family’s life and my own. This is where I thank God for the BEST gift we have ever been given in His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, and for now allowing me to see what I was truly missing in my life that was tearing my family all apart. Now it is my mission to not only help in restoring my family but share the importance of teaching the Word of God in our homes where it all begins. Real change starts first with our self then to our homes and then to our nation. May God bless you and your family this Christmas and I pray that the love in your heart will be be felt by everyone in your path and that you will share what Jesus has done for you to encourage others along the way…amen
James Harrison / Servant