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“Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in the light of thy countenance.”  Psalms 89:15 “Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”  Ephesians 5:20 The Christmas season this year will live in our memories for years to come.  I am sure that it was different than any other year.  Some of us had to spend the time alone, rather than joining with our families for a time of feasting and fellowship.  We were not able to enjoy the Christmas programs and…

“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” John 16:33. Oftentimes during the Christmas season, I meditate on the reason Jesus came to earth, more often than focusing on how He came. I love the birth story of Jesus; it is powerful and a fulfilled prophecy. However, I try to reflect on Jesus’ purpose for robing Himself in flesh to dwell among us (John 1:1, 2, 14). He came to save His people from their sins, to…

“Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation. The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places.” Habakkuk 3:17-19 This need that God supplies goes along with what we…