Monday, December 24, 2012

IS IT CHRISTMAS YET? #78612242012

Pastor Gene A. Dasher, Sr.


In Japan and other parts of the world; yes, it is Christmas Day. However in the good ole USA it is Christmas Eve. Some of you are opening your gifts and some of us have to wait a few hours until Christmas day.

Yesterday, our church celebrated Jesus and his birth as we worshiped and shared the story of Jesus. Each family was given a chance to share God’s goodness and what they experienced during the year.

I guess it will not amaze you that our focus was on the love of God. It is Jesus birthday and He is our family. Thank you God for sending your son and thank you Jesus for giving your life that we may have  eternal life by repenting of our sins putting them under the blood and receiving you as our Lord and Master and soon coming King.

It amazes me that man can still predict that the world was going to end on a given date like December 21, 2012. The answer is in the Bible no man knows, even Jesus awaits the Father to give the command to come and gather us together to be with him forever more.

Our church took time for Jesus and everyone brought a gift for his birthday. Why I saw new folding tables, paper towels, Kleenex, a hand duster, items for the bathroom and sanctuary to make it smell good, and bottled water. These things are such a blessing. Thank you everyone for your gift for Jesus. And, wow, one family gave my wife and me a beautiful new Bible and gave our daughter a gift too.

Of course, since Jesus is not physically here we let our young open His gifts for Him. It’s always a thrill for us to watch this event and see the smiles on the young and old as we see each gift.

My wife did a wonderful job leading us in worship and of course she had gifts for everyone. I love to see her smile and laughter as she keeps us on our toes not knowing what she might ask us to do. Thank you Lord for a special jewel you have blessed me with.

So, for my friends that are experiencing Christmas, what did you receive? Did you remember Jesus? For those who are waiting for Christmas, what did you get me?

With all the joy and fun we may have as we enjoy this Christmas day, remember Jesus is the reason of this season and we want Him to be remembered this Christmas day.

May I ask you in closing to lift up those who are having this Christmas for the first time without a child, a mother, a father, a brother, a sister, a grandparent or some special friend? Lord, we ask you to pour an extra cup of honey on them today; gather them in your arms and tell them it’s okay and that you will be with them today and every day.

Thank you for allowing me in your home this year, my sole desire as I write and share is to uplift Christ, fellow Christians, and share the love of Jesus with others.


“If we confess our sins he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1John 1:9

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