There is only one God, and Christ Jesus is the only one who can bring us to God. Jesus was truly human, and he gave himself to rescue all of us.

~1 Timothy 2:5 (CEV)~

Just a reminder if you are reading Luke this month, we will be reading Luke 18 today. If you missed some days, you have time to “catch up”.

Read the Bible in 2020 – December 18

Habakkuk 1:1-3:19
Revelation 9:1-21
Psalm 137:1-9
Proverbs 30:10

Don’t forget the chronological Bible reading for 2021. Yesterday, I shared with Yvonne Birch that I use a different Bible for each time I read all the way through the Bible. I think I will purchase an inexpensive one with large print this for 2021.

Covid-19 is continuing to spread in our country and in our community. Pathology labs, clinics, ERs, etc. are testing people at a fast rate and finding many to test positive. Each time there is a positive, there are also people who have been exposed who have to be quarantined. Pray for all Covid-19 has touched lately. Pray for those who do not have the disease, but who have been exposed and waiting to see it they develop the virus.

Our family doctor received the vaccination Wednesday. He posted a video to encourage other people to be vaccinated.

Mr. “Cete” Dillon shared with David yesterday that he and “Miss” Ruby have been exposed to Covid-19. Join others who are praying they do not develop the virus.

Remember the family of Mrs. Doris Young. Her memorial service will be today at FBC, Kentwood.

Today’s Prayer Focus – Let’s pray for older folks and those whose health is compromised. These people are more likely to catch the virus and have a more serious case. As you pray about the physical condition, please also pray for the same people who often stay home unless they have medical reasons to be out and about.

Let’s take some action today to check on our friends who are homebound and away from their family and friends. Your phone call or card may give encouragement they need. It is also possible to share some of your cooking/baking with others by leaving items on a porch and calling the person to let them know to check what you have left for them.

Other good things to share are magazines or newspapers you are finished with. We had a friend, James Rimes, who brought a magazine with an Operation Christmas Child story for us. James called ahead and asked someone to meet him in the driveway.

Baptist Press – You may be interested in the Podcast. Look on the right of the screen near the top to find a link.

Baptist Message

I believe in prayers. I trust you do too!

Jesus is the reason the Christmas Season is so special.

Anna Lee