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The packages are all under the tree. TheIMG_4262 (3)re is excitement in the air. Christmas is almost here but can a gift really bring you joy?  Perhaps for a moment, maybe weeks, even years in some cases. But more is needed for continuous joy! And there is one gift that lasts for a lifetime and brings comfort and joy. It’s not that gift sitting under the tree!

My mom’s Hummel Nativity scene greets you when you walk in the front  door of our home. I love this time of year. The house is lit up with lights, candles glow in the evenings, and the fireplace warms the house as we enjoy the beauty of the tree. But the manger scene is front and center as a reminder of the true meaning of Christmas. It is the reason we are joyous.

God gave us a gift, His Son sent as a baby.

This gift is not for one year, but lasts for all the years to come. And this gift continues into eternity. It is the gift of eternal life spent with God.

No dream destination can match this prize. No sweater, car, new gadget or money can bring such comfort and joy.

During this Christmas time, receive the gift of God’s Son. It is freely given.

JOY TO THE WORLD, THE LORD HAS COME!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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