Monday, December 22, 2008

'Tis the Season...

For a blog break. :-)

In the meantime-

"For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but should have everlasting life."

And-

"...looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the JOY (that's us) that was set before him endured the cross..."

It's my prayer that as you celebrate Christmas, exchanging gifts and hopefully experiencing joy, you'll know about the greatest Gift of all, given out of love. Given out of a passionate desire for relationship.
Because of this, Jesus sacrificed himself to break the sinful divide. And he counted our being near to him as Joy.

Sounds like Good News to me!

Merry Christmas, everyone!

9 comments:

Kristen Painter said...

Merry Christmas! And Amen!

anita said...

Beautifully put, Jessie! And how amazing that God considered us his JOY. Us...!

Wow. Talk about unconditional love. There's nothing more humbling than the story of His Love for His Son paralleled with His Love for us. This was a wonderful reminder of what Christmas is all about.

Thank you! And have a wonderful holiday with your family!

Janna Qualman said...

To you, too, Jessica!

Inspire said...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Jessica. Thank you for regularly reading my blog, InSpire.

Side Note: Author Kate Tremayne commented about her book on InSpire after I put up her book cover. You might be interested.

Rita Gerlach

Jessica said...

Hey Guys,

Thanks for stopping by to comment at this busy time! Merry Christmas to you all too!

Sarah said...

Merry Christmas!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jessica -

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Blessings,
Susan :)

Irritable Mother said...

Merry Christmas to you, too, Jessica!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Hope your Christmas was filled with beauty, and the New Year too!