“Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:” Philippians 1:6
In most households, Christmas is over for another year, except for eating the leftovers, taking down the decorations, and setting the house back in order. But in the hearts of the family of God, Christmas lasts all year. Because, to us, Jesus is more than a baby in a manger. We are thankful that He came to earth in this humble way, but we worship Him for who He is, and for the great gift of salvation that He purchased for us on Calvary. And we look forward to Him returning soon to take His people home to be with Him.
I trust that every one of you reading this had a wonderful Christmas. I hope that you were able to spend time with your family. I hope that in the hustle and bustle of the season you found time to worship the One who is the reason for the season. I hope that you received blessings and that you were a blessing to someone else.
As we look back on the year, we have so much to be thankful for. I am sure that each of us has faced good times and tough times. You or someone in your family may have faced sickness. You may have had to say goodbye to someone you loved, and sorrow still lingers in your heart. You may have faced financial difficulties that seemed more than you could bear. But we have survived, and today we can give thanks to the Lord for being there with us through every circumstance.
It has been a privilege to seek the Lord each month, asking Him for guidance as to what He would have us share on More to Life that would be a blessing and help to those who read it faithfully. Although we may never meet each of you in person, you are our congregation, and we desire that the Lord would minister to you through our words. We feel this is the ministry that God has given us, and we have a responsibility to allow the Holy Spirit to direct our writing. I do not take it lightly, and I am sure the other writers feel the same way.
Thank you all, our faithful readers, for the comments and for praying for us.
I pray for God’s richest blessing on you as we finish out the year 2022 and go forward into the new one.
Devotion by Anne Johnston