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We have come to the end of another year. We can all ask, "Where did it go?" The story of the birth of Jesus never gets old. As a matter of fact, as time gets closer to the coming of the Lord, the "catching away" of the church, the birth of Jesus into this world seems to get more precious than ever. God sent His only begotten Son to this earth so that you and I could be saved and spend eternity with Him in heaven. As we celebrate the birth of Jesus this Christmas, we should all be reminded that Jesus told us He would be coming back again. He died on the cross for us, and then ascended up into heaven. His word says in John 14:3; "And if I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto myself that where I am there you may be also." His word is true and absolute.
We live in a world of trouble--wars and rumors of wars, earthquakes, fires, and disasters of every kind. Jesus is coming! Harry wrote several songs on my Christmas album. The name of one of those songs is "What if Jesus Comes Again This Christmas?" If He did, will you be ready? The chorus says these words:
What if Jesus comes again this Christmas?
The signs of His coming, I see them everywhere.
But it won't be in a manger with lowly animals all gathered there
But with power and great glory, we'll meet Him in the air.
Every day we see Scripture fulfilled just like the Bible says--Matthew 24, Luke 21, I Thessalonians 4. They all speak of His soon return. Just today I heard about all kinds of unusual things happening in the sky. One man saw a giant cross lit up in the sky, others are seeing the hand of God, some are hearing trumpets, and still others are seeing all sorts of signs and wonders--just like He said it would happen. We have an advocate with the Father who stands in the gap for us. He is our heavenly lawyer! His name is Jesus! Larry Gatlin has recorded a song called "A Young Jewish Lawyer." It's one of the best I have ever heard. With all the negative things happening in our world today, we can stand on the Word and rejoice in the precious promises that God has given us.
If you are reading this and you have not received Christ as your Lord and Savior, ask Him now to come into your heart and forgive you. He will and He will write your name in the Lamb's Book of Life, and your will spend eternity with Him. My prayer for this Christmas is that all of us will honor Him. It is the day we celebrate His birth. What a gift! What a blessing to know that He came to this earth and gave us Himself as a gift. Harry and I wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year.
Thanks for playing our songs. May God richly bless you and yours, and may everything that your hands touch prosper.
'Til He comes,
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