Greetings my friends ! This is the day that our LORD has made. Let us rejoice. Let us be glad in it. Let us continue to praise, to worship, and to learn more about our God who loves us.
It is Sunday December 20TH 2020 – the 4TH Sunday of Advent, and the last Sunday before Christmas.
I plan to share John 1:6-15 with my church family later this morning:
God sent a man – John the Baptist – to tell about the light so that everyone might believe because of his testimony. John himself was not the light. He was simply a witness to tell about the light. The One who is the true light – who gives light to everyone – was coming into the world.
He came into the very world He created, but the world didn’t recognize Him. He came to His own people, and even they rejected Him. But to all who believed Him and accepted Him – He gave the right to become children of God. They are reborn – not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God.
So the Word became human and made His home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen His glory – the glory of the Father’s one and only Son.
John testified about Him when he shouted to the crowds, “This is the one I was talking about when I said, ‘Someone is coming after me who is far greater than I am, for He existed long before me.’”
God used John The Baptist to herald the arrival of Jesus into the world and prepare God’s people to receive Him as God’s Son and Messiah. Jesus Christ is the Messiah – the Son of the living God.
Are you a child of God ? If you believe Him. If you accept Him as your Lord & Savior – then that’s what you are. You’re a child of the most high God. You are reborn. For you have been born again, but not to a life that will quickly end. Your new life will last forever because it comes from the eternal living word of God. (1 Peter 1:23)
Be a witness. Tell the world what you have seen. Tell the world what you have heard. Tell the world what you have experienced from the glory of God. Tell the skeptical, unbelieving, and unaccepting world about the God that you know. The God that is with you every step of the way. The God that is with you forevermore. Tell about the light – the One who is the true light. Be a light into the world. You can change the world.
May the Lord bless you and protect you.
May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you.
May the Lord show you His favor and give you His peace.
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