Pastor's Pen, December 2011

When the angel Gabriel brought the news to Mary that she was to be the mother of Jesus, he concluded his message with these words, “For nothing is impossible with God.” (Luke 1:37) We are witnesses to the truth of those words. As Christians we have been forgiven of our sins. Impossible?  Not with God. As his people God dwells in our hearts and is with us always.  Impossible? Not with God. God loves us even when we don’t show much love to him. Impossible? Not with God. God has promised us life everlasting where terror, death, cancer, sickness, and pain will be no more. Impossible?  Not with God.

At this season of the year it’s good to remember that our God makes the impossible possible. As we celebrate the birth of Christ when heaven came down to earth, let’s examine our own faith. Do we really take to heart the words of the angel—“nothing is impossible with God.” Let’s face life “with God” instead of trying to face life on our own. Perhaps even in church we can imagine what can be accomplished “with God” instead of trying to accomplish it “on our own.”

“With God”—I like the way that feels and how it sounds in my life. Let’s try it together.

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Jennifer, David and Kate join with me in wishing you all a very merry and blessed Christmas.  May the joy of Christ fill us all this Christmas!

In Christ,

Tommy