Monday, December 10, 2012

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from me to you this Holiday Season!

          This past Saturday I had the privilege to be Santa for a few hours at the Nashville Rescue Mission for a Global Wide Event called, Help Portrait. The goal of this event was to first and formost love on the poor.  I believe God's heart was truly shown to all who attended. Not only was there Santa, but there were also make-up artists, hair dressers, photographers, musicians, and several other volunteers who gathered together to love and give to our community. 

          This holiday season I challenge you to think twice about "Christmas" and be Jesus to those around you. Ponder on the Beatitudes...

Matthew 5:3-12

He said:

3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 
4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
5 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
7 Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 "Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 
12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

May He be the center of our every day!

James W. Goll

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