Letha and I wish you a blessed Christmas. Tonight, at our annual Christmas Eve services at Cross Community Church, we read a blessing over the people there. If you weren’t able to be with us, read through and accept it as our prayer for you.
May you receive joy for Christmas: joy that goes beyond the holiday and is so deep, it can never be taken away.
May you enjoy peace: peace that settles your heart and mind, peace that remains, peace that is never shaken, but endures all year long.
May hope permeate your life: hope so powerful that nothing can get in its way, nothing can stop it, hope so strong that the world around you is changed by it.
May you grow in faith: a deep confidence in God that makes the impossible possible, that makes mountains move and faith so strong that miracles become an everyday part of life.
May you be gifted with love: God’s love which is the greatest love. God’s life-transforming love. So much love that it simply must be shared with those around you.
And this Christmas season, may you be closer to Jesus than you’ve ever been, so close that He leads every step, guides every decision and blesses every direction.
In the name of Jesus Christ, the Son of God and Savior of the World,