Christmas Devotional 2018

During Advent, we acknowledged the world we live in:  A world that feels vast, lonely, and dark at times.  We searched together, seeking to find what God has gifted to us; through his Son!

We found   Hope   Love   Joy   Peace   through Christ!

Hope that was delivered in a stable

Love that was sacrificed on a cross

Joy that is found in eternal life, and

Peace that we can hold onto everyday!

While these are meant to be held close in our hearts, we cannot keep them to ourselves!

We are called to share them, with loved ones, co-workers, and even strangers!

In December, we asked 5 families, couples, or individuals to participate in a Share What Matters project.  They proved that with whatever you are given, little or a lot, God provides us with opportunities to Share What Matters!  They reported back how they shared God’s generosity and how it impacted them and the recipients.

Through them, God provided gifts for children in need, and groceries for immigrants. They donated baking goods to a local food pantry, and sponsored training in self-sufficiency!  They learned God works to meet the needs of other, even in the chaos of Holidays and Snowstorms.  We can share God’s love by sharing family traditions, and most importantly we can share what matters by being open to God and his direction!

So while Advent is over, we shouldn’t close the book on Sharing What Matters.    Let’s Pray together:

Father, You sent Your Son, a sweet babe in a manger! Continue to grant us this real hope, love, joy, and peace!  Strengthen us as we seek to share Your Hope, Your Love, Your Joy, and Your Peace, and continue to provide us with opportunities to fulfill your plan.  In Your name we pray, Amen
 Merry Christmas!

From Fountain of Life