WMU Monthly News from Betsy Ross
Missions: It’s not just a project; it’s a way of life.
We just celebrated Thanksgiving and most of us are already deep into preparing for the Christmas season. Are you truly thankful? Are you focusing on the miracle of Jesus?
Or…are you already feeling the pressure of the season and the many things that fill your calendar? Shopping, wrapping, decorating, baking, parties, Christmas programs, guests. The list gets longer and longer. This miraculous season of celebration can easily become the busiest and most stressful time of the year if we get caught up in the 'stuff' of Christmas and forget the miracle we’re celebrating.
Christmas is about much more than piles of wrapping paper and “stuff” under the tree. Are presents, mistletoe and Santa Clause distracting you from the real reason for the season? Christmas is the celebration of Christ’s birth. Now is the perfect time to reach out to others, not only with wrapped gifts, but with the greatest gift of all…the Good News of Jesus Christ and the true meaning of the Christmas holiday.
"Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign: Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel." Isaiah 7:14
“Behold, a virgin shall be with child and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.” Matthew 1:23
“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16
Slow down and take some time to prepare. Be still, and remember the miracle of Jesus. May this extraordinary time be filled with joy and peace as we make sure our holiday spirit is in tune with the Holy Spirit.
In His Service,
Betsy Ross, WMU Director