Merry Christmas to All…
All. A word we hear and understand, but seldom do we think of the depth of this simple three letter word. Jesus died for ALL the world, and we are to teach the world ALL things concerning the gospel, with the promise that he will be with us ALL-ways. There are those in our world that have never heard the truth of the gospel. There are those who might not get that chance…but there is hope!
Hope is found in the form of a child giving her Lottie Moon Christmas Offering during Sunday School. Hope is found in the form of a family doing with less so they can give more. Hope is found in the form of one on the fixed income giving sacrificially. Hope is found in missionaries being sent out to unreached areas of our globe. Hope is found in the willing couple ready to move their young family to another country to bring the light of the gospel. Hope is the Gospel of Jesus Christ…The real reason for the season!
Let us continue on with the legacy of many Southern Baptist and give to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. Every dime of this offering goes directly to fund the mission work that brings hope to the hopeless. This money has become the vital funding needed to keep our servants on the field. While giving through the Cooperative program helps to fund many of our SBC causes, this special Christmas offering is designated specifically for the missionary work going on around the world.
My prayer is that we ALL have a merry Christmas, not because of the cool widget we got from the Uncle Louie, but because we shared in the spreading of HOPE. My prayer is that we consider the “ALL” in this world that live each day without the HOPE of the gospel. Merry Christmas to all!