“But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose coming forth is from of old, from ancient days.”
Merry Christmas and God bless you! What a wonderful time of year this is. There really is no other time like it. So many things make this season special, the lights, food, decorations, music, and good cheer that are all around. However, above all, this season is special because of the very special person that is celebrated. It can be easy to get caught up in our to-do lists and excitement (or stress) and forget why we are celebrating. It is so important to make time in the busyness to celebrate Jesus and give Him the glory and honor that He deserves. Jesus sat at the right hand of the Father and was filled with His power and glory, but He chose to empty Himself of that in order that one day we might stand in the presence of the Lord. The more I think about the sacrifices Jesus made from the time of His birth, the more in awe I am of Him. Christmas is also a huge blessing because it gives us as believers a big open door to talking about the Good News with those around us. I challenge you to use those opportunities to the best of your ability, don’t let this chance pass. Our Circuit Riders around the world are sharing the story of the birth of Jesus to children and people who may have never heard it before. Many of them will teach their Sunday Schools through the holidays, even on Christmas Day. Please keep them in your prayers as you go through this season. Pray that they will be continually filled with the joy of the Lord and that their joy will spread to others. Thank you so much for the wonderful support you are continually giving. We are so thankful for you. Merry Christmas!
Hake Family Farm Sunday School
As we searched this place for ministry, we were so blessed to find children on this day when many were busy with the football match. The interesting story is about one of the parents who has been observing us as we have been coming to this location teaching God’s Word. He is a man who is always busy selling in his hawker. He said that he is impressed with how the classes have benefited the community. He said the children were rude and could speak abusive words, but in the present time a great change has occurred. The man was saying this due to the growth he has seen in his niece. The girl could cause many problems, but this ministry has helped her to change the behavior. She is not the only one who has been helped in behavior. Now, we see some more parents sending their boys and girls to Sunday School than we have seen before. Praise the Lord!