December is the month we celebrate the greatest birth of all, God’s son, Jesus! Jesus is God’s gift to mankind. A gift that grants the opportunity of salvation, eternal life, everlasting hope and a daily walk with God. I say it is an opportunity because, like any other gift, you must accept it before you can enjoy it. Jesus is more than a legend, more than a good man, more than a great teacher. He is the very Son of God who was born of a Virgin, lived a sinless life, died on a cross for our sin and rose again from the dead that we, by faith in Him, may find a personal, intimate relationship with God. Accepting God’s gift of Jesus brings immense and lasting joy into one’s life.
Did you know that only 20% of the people on earth claim to be Christians? That’s right; only 20% of the world’s population say they have accepted God’s gift to mankind, Jesus. We must get the word out! We must tell others about Jesus. Now granted we all can’t go throughout the world telling everybody about Jesus, but we can support those whom God has called to the mission field. This year at our Georgia Baptist Convention I heard how God-called missionaries are waiting for funding so they can go around the globe and share the message of the Gospel.
Will you join Kay and me in giving your best Christmas gift to Jesus? I pray you will! Let’s all give our best so those God has called can go around the world sharing the Gospel that others may have an opportunity to accept the greatest gift of all, salvation through Jesus!
Kay and I want to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We look forward to serving with you in 2018 as we seek together to make Jesus known in our area and around the world.
Serving alongside you,