Dear friend, please read our newsletter for December 2012!
We are at the end of 2012, a year that has been full of challenges on different levels for all of us – financially, physically and spiritually.
We start to think about vacation at this time of the year, a well deserved resting period, relaxing and enjoying time with family and friends. And of course, Christmas!
I started thinking about the meaning of Christmas again:
It's not about the date, it's about the meaning...
The Creator who became creation...
The King who became servant...
Obedience until death... It's not only about the child who was born in a manger, but also about the man who gave his life at Golgotha so that everyone of us could have life, and life in abundance, not only here on earth but also hereafter...
One life in exchange for many lives. One life was lost, so that many could have it...
Christmas is about redemption, it's about victory!
It's about relationships, the kingdom of God consists of relationships...
Jesus' command to His disciples: Go tell the people “ Peace to you, the kingdom of God is near“.
It is a story of love in the midst of hatred, because Jesus also layed down His life for those who hate Him.
Here's 2 Scriptures that we want to leave with you as a Christmas greeting and a New Year's wish for 2013:
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.– Philippians 4:4-7
As well as this one, where Jesus talked to His disciples and also to us today:
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.– John 14:27
May you experience His PEACE during the festive season and His POWER and LOVE and FAVOUR in 2013!
We bless you in the name of Jesus Christ. Crown SA
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