As 2012 rapidly draws to a close, I want to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
We celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ over 2,000 years ago during this special season of giving. And we are reminded that Jesus is truly the real reason for the season - the greatest gift of all!
During this season of giving we are blessed with the opportunity to extend compassion, kindness, and prayers to those who stand in need, particularly those affected by Hurricane Sandy, and the Newtown, CT school shooting. We pray for acts of kindness and generosity. And we pray that acts of violence will end across the world. Let love, goodwill, and peace abound!
At especially difficult times, we can draw consolation and comfort from the words and example of Christ. He walks along with us to comfort and console us through every step of all our griefs and sorrows. He will never leave nor forsake us.
During this special season, we are inspired by the priceless gift of Christ's simple but powerful message - love God, and love thy neighbor as thyself! At the very center of His timeless message is LOVE. This Christmas and beyond, let His LOVE fill our hearts that we might share it as a gift with others.
Christmas is a time to gather together with family, friends, and loved ones - to spend quality time with those we love most. This is a wonderful opportunity to let them know just how much they mean to us, and how much we appreciate and love each and every one of them.
"Joy to the world!" This Christmas let us embrace the joys and peace of homecoming, giving, and serving. To God be the Glory for the great things He has done!
Finally, I pray you and your family will have a Happy, Prosperous, and Blessed New Year! May the presence of God continue to be with you, and may He smile upon you in 2013. May the LORD be Gracious unto you and grant you His Wonderful Peace. God's Richest Blessings to You!
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Until next time,
December 25, 2012
Hi! I'm Kenneth Lillard, author, ordained minister, and motivational speaker. This blog is an expression of some of my thoughts and opinions. I'm glad you stopped by. Hope you'll share some of your comments while you're here. Be Blessed!