Greetings in the name of God’s only begotten, the one called Wonderful, Counselor, the Mighty God, Everlasting Father and Prince of Peace! Jesus who will save his people from their sin, Emmanuel meaning God with us. The dayspring from on high who hath visited us. I pray you are having a blessed Christmas Season.
It has been a busy one here at Mossy Grove thanks to all the hard workers here. We were able to provide toys for over 100 children at our 2nd annual Christmas Store, where parents were able to shop at a greatly reduced price. Our people gave over $8000 to Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, which goes straight to the foreign mission field to help spread the gospel all over the world. Our youth and children outdid themselves by helping out Storehouse Ministries in Wartburg handing out Christmas Food Boxes and singing Christmas Carols at the homes of our elderly and at the nursing home. Our Christmas play was a great success, our children did a great job. Our Deacons delivered over 20 fruit baskets to folks throughout our community spreading the Christmas cheer. A big shout out to our many workers who helped.
All of this in the name of the one who died for us. He is absolutely worthy of all our effort, may his name be glorified both now and forever.
When Zacharias’ tongue was loosed after the birth of John the Baptist he prophesied concerning the Lord Jesus and in that rich passage he said, “the dayspring from on high hath visited us to give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.” (Luke 1:78-79) We find three purposes of Christmas, to offer light to those in darkness, hope to those in the shadow of death and direction to peace. And here is the thing, Christmas is an “everybody” event. We all at one time were in darkness, every single one of us live in the shadow of death and we all desire peace. I pray this Christmas season you will find light, hope and peace! God Bless to all.
Please remember that with Christmas Day being Sunday we will only meet once that day at 11:00 AM in order for our folks to enjoy a relaxing day with family.