As we close 2009 and head into 2010, I wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. Some of you are struggling tremendously with your finances and wish that you could have done more for Christmas. Some of you have lost loved ones and are struggling with going on. Others are stuck in a blizzard without friends or family. I just wanted to encourage you to look up today and remember the real reason we celebrate today.
It's not for Santa Claus or the gifts, it is because of the greatest gift that man has ever received - the Lord Jesus Christ. Last Christmas, my family had little and Christmas was a sacrifice. We chose to remember Christ that day and not worry about things. We found it was the best Christmas we have ever had. We enjoyed each other and our family. We have chosen to do the same this year. We did a few presents but we tried to keep it small because we wanted to celebrate who this day is really all about.
As I look at the little tiny manger under our tree, I am so thankful that Christ came down from heaven to become that baby just for me so that one day He could die and pay for my sin. I am also thankful that He rose again and is alive in Heaven and one day, I will be able to thank my Lord and Saviour for all He has done in my life. That is what Christmas is all about. We pray that you too know Christ as your personal Lord Saviour and that if this year is our last year on that earth that we will meet you again in Heaven someday.
Dylan, Rachael, Gracie, and Gabriel Coe