It’s Christmas Eve. We just finished 2 incredible services at New Season. Both were packed and we saw people saved in both services. What a great way to celebrate!
I was just thinking of how your outlook changes as you get older, along with your priorities. My wife and I are thrilled with the knowledge that our kids and grandkids will all arrive soon to spend the holiday together.
There is nothing better than a house full of Flockharts (and Greens)! We are blessed that our kids love each other and enjoy spending time together. (that includes our daughter-in-laws and our son-in-law, we consider them our kids as well.) The grandbabies are spoiled by their aunts and uncles, and the grandparents may enjoy them just a little bit!
Money can’t buy that. Priceless time together with memories being made. We will enjoy delicious food together, we will exchange gifts, we will laugh, play games and hang out. That truly is the greatest gift and the best times.
I know it is not like that for everyone. Some people will not be with family; others have lost loved ones and are paralyzed with grief; for some, there is no food, no gifts, no home to spend Christmas in. We have dear friends in Memphis who are keeping a bedside vigil for their wife/mom, praying her life will be spared as she battles cancer and all the cruel side effects. Christmas is not a happy time for everyone.
As we celebrate tomorrow, I am extra grateful for the blessings in my life… For Jesus who chose to come to earth in the most humble way to offer salvation to mankind. I’m so grateful that He saved me and changed me. For my family…I am truly grateful for my amazing wife, my sons, daughters, son-in-law, daughter-in-laws and my precious grandchildren. They make every day worth living!
For other family and friends, for New Season Church and the opportunities that God is bringing our way.
Take time to acknowledge those blessings – those gifts that we sometimes overlook.
I pray that each of you have a wonderful and blessed Merry Christmas!