It is Christmas time again and I want to wish you and your families the greatest Christmas ever!
There is no doubt that the Christmas season has been renamed the Holiday Season and Christ, for whom the season was named has been all but removed from the equation, replaced by secularism and its God-less worldview. Christmas tree lots are now selling holiday trees and cities now celebrate with holiday lights and festivities. The word, Christmas, is disappearing from public view.
I was asked this morning in an email if we Christians should even participate in Christmas, since it has become so non-Christian and I shout an absolutely loud YES!
It is such a great time to witness. In stores and shops where they are forbidden to wish us a Merry Christmas and mutter a watered down, Happy Holiday, we can smile and respond with “God Bless you ! Have a wonderful Christmas and remember that Jesus is the reason for the season.” Or, at least respond with, “Merry Christmas.”
My wife Carol and I, along with our family, thank you to those of you who have continued in your faithful commitment to the ministry of Saints Alive. This is often a tough ministry, reaching out to lost people, most of whom want to stay lost and in fact, think we are the lost ones. Because of your support and prayers, we have been able to stay in the battle for souls for 33 years this coming January. So many tens of thousands of people have found the real Jesus in those years.
At the end of each year, the last few weeks of December, I try to set time aside to pray and reflect on the ministry, its goals and direction. During this time, I pull out my box of prayer requests and go through them again, making your prayer needs my priority. Please, if you want answered prayers, send me an email [firstname.lastname@example.org] and be assured that your prayers will be lifted up to the One who answers prayers.