This Week's Article
Peace on earth; the priceless gift on many a wish list. During this Advent season, we prepare our hearts for the coming of the King of Peace. We are joyful in the anticipation of the One who is coming to offer us peace that lasts for all eternity, life in heaven. He has paid the price; it is His gift for all!
O come, Desire of nations, bind
In one the hearts of all mankind;
Bid Thou our sad divisions cease,
And be Thyself our King of Peace.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel!
(Lutheran Service Book 357, verse 7)
Verse of the Week
Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing (1Thessalonians 5:11).
Last Week's Article
For the last 150 years Thanksgiving has been observed annually as a national holiday. It is a day often marked with traditions, travel, football, parades, favorite foods, family, and friends.
How will you celebrate Thanksgiving this year? Will you share how your Lord and Savior has blessed you throughout the year? It is often a natural fit to include an “I’m thankful to God for …” activity before a meal or at a gathering.
What a blessing as the redeemed children of God, to be able to make that part of our everyday lives! It could still be a natural fit before a meal or as you gather to say goodnight.
Live every day with thanksgiving!
Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples!
(1 Chronicles 16:8).