Christmas Eve

“For God so loved the world

that he gave his one and only Son,

that whoever believes in him shall not perish

but have eternal life.”

~John 3:16 (NIV)~

If you have been reading Luke all month, today we will read Luke 24.

Read the Bible in 2020 – December 24

Zechariah 6:1-7:14
Revelation 15:1-8
Psalm 143:1-12
Proverbs 30:24-28

(I got anxious to finish reading in 2020 and completed reading with the last of Revelation yesterday. I am always thrilled to know I have read the Bible one more time. Did I understand/fully comprehend everything I read? No, but I feel like I refreshed a lot in my memory and understand more than before.)

During 2021, I will read the Bible chronologically. I have already printed and placed copies of the plan in the church sanctuary. If anyone would like them, pick them up there or stop by the office to get a copy. When this portion of the year is completed, I’ll most the next readings. I will also post on The Prayer Link each day. If I should forget, please remind me.

Today, I know of more people with Covid than yesterday. I look forward to days of not hearing of new cases. Hopefully, the vaccination will be helpful as time goes by and more people can get vaccinated.

Of course, Covid is not the only illness. Pray for those with heart issues, respiratory issues, etc. I remember having the flu one Christmas season and sending my family off to enjoy some time with other family members while I stayed home and rested (slept). My only memory of Christmas that year was the preparations.

Please remember those who will not be with their families for the holidays. Think of all those in the military who are away from home for the first Christmas of their lives. We have a grandson who fits that category. Think of medical personnel, police, and even store employees who will miss some sweet family time. Say a special pray for those you personally know. Be thankful they will be there for us if we need them.

Many churches will be having a service this evening to celebrate Jesus. FBC, Kentwood will have a brief, 30 minute, service at 6 P.M. The church plans to post it online. I will share it too. If possible, join them or another church for this sweet celebration.

Have a happy family time, even if it needs to be by phone, photos, facetime, or zoom.

Remember, the holiday is not about gifts, family, food, gatherings, etc. It is about Jesus! Be sure to include the Christmas message from the Bible.

Anna Lee