Merry Christmas, everyone! I hope that your day is spent celebrating what matters most with those you love most. Have a wonderful, wonderful day!
“Fellow Israelites, listen carefully to these words: Jesus the Nazarene, a man thoroughly accredited by God to you—the miracles and wonders and signs that God did through him are common knowledge—this Jesus, following the deliberate and well-thought-out plan of God, was betrayed by men who took the law into their own hands, and was handed over to you. And you pinned him to a cross and killed him. But God untied the death ropes and raised him up. Death was no match for him. David said it all: I saw God before me for all time. Nothing can shake me; he’s right by my side.
I’m glad from the inside out, ecstatic; I’ve pitched my tent in the land of hope.
(From Acts 2, the Message)
(The BEST gift of Christmas: the hope we have in Christ!)