Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Hope everyone's Christmas went well

Hello all.... I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas. Mine was ok I guess. It didn't really feel like Christmas. It came and went so fast. The kids enjoyed their presents. I spent the morning with my family and then I decided to go for a walk around the nieghborhood. It brought back memories of when I was younger. I walked to my old playground and park. I couldnt help but think of my sister. I thought about all the good times that we had. I cried but I also smiled. I spent about an hour walking around and then came back to my parents house. I ended up taking a oucple of hour nap and then e-mailed my husband to let him know what was going on and how the kids were doing. It is weird that even though we dont have heat and things arent going well at home, I still miss my home. I am getting homesick and want to come home. My mother is taking me home on saturday. I hate traveling so the 5 hour trip will feel like forever. I am glad that I got to spend the holidays with my parents and oldest daughter. Well I have to go for now. I hope everyone is safe and well. I will keep everyone in my prayers. Here is something that I got in the mail and I thought I would share this with everyone:

Will Jesus Come to Earth Again?

Jesus said, "In my Father's home [heaven] there are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me."1

Year after year with "tireless regularity and eternal patience," God reminds the world every Christmas that he sent his Son, Jesus, to save lost mankind. Christmas is also God's reminder that Jesus is coming back to earth for all who have accepted him as their personal Lord and Savior.

His first coming is an indisputable fact of history. His second coming to end this world age is just as certain. According to Bible scholars, there are 1,845 references in the Old Testament and 318 in the New Testament about Christ's second coming to earth. This means for every prophecy in the Bible about Christ's first coming—every one of which was fulfilled in minute detail—there are eight about his second coming!

Jesus is coming again. God has promised this in his Word, the Bible. Jesus himself promised it as well. And all the signs thatJesus and the Bible said would immediately precede his return are evident today, also reminding us that Christ's return could be very soon. If it were today, would you be ready?

Christmas is also a reminder to all Christians that Jesus has commissioned all of us to spread his message of salvation to everyone everywhere.2 Jesus said that, "This gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come."3 Never has this been more possible than it is today because our generation has the greatest means of worldwide communications the world has ever seen.

Suggested prayer: "Dear God, how can I ever thank you enough for your great CHRISTmas love gift to me and to the world. In appreciation for all you have done for me, I surrender my heart and life afresh to you. Please make me usable and use me in whatever way you will to be a part of your plan to spread the gospel to the world in which I live and in some way to people around the world. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully in Jesus' name. Amen."



bojgill4375 said...

Christine I hope you are feeling better by today. That is a wonderful message.  Yes, we do not know the hour or the day but we can be assured that He is returning. God bless and in my prayers, Janie

barbpinion said...

I'm sorry you're missing your sister. I know how difficult it is for you. But you still have memories of her, can take a memory walk any time you want and relive those wonderful times. Thank you for sharing what you got in the mail. I'm looking forward to the Lord's return. God bless you, Christine.

lucille4364 said...

Hey Christine, you are back on track with your journal.  I got out of the habit of checking.   I hope things are looking better for you every day.  I do think of you often. Thank you for sharing with us.   Lucille