And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Luke 2:10 ESV
Today we begin the first of four caroling events at various Senior facilities in our area. This is our small part in carrying the same message of joy that the angels brought to shepherds 2,000 years ago. Others will bring it to children, some to prisons and some into the marketplaces of our world. The message never changes though every generation hears it in a different way. Jesus came into the world to find us, heal us, shed His blood for our sins and call us to live our lives for Him. We may not know the answers to why the problems and sorrows of life have happened, but God’s message is that Jesus came in the middle of them all and He came for you and me! Now that is definitely a hope that brings comfort and joy! Have a blessed Sunday everyone and pray for our outreach at 2 pm this afternoon!
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What a wonderful ministry this is! We will pray at 2 pm, Pastor Pete! God Bless.
I thought it was pretty neat that they chose Joy to the World as the featured carol today at church.
Pastor Pete, you’ll like this story:
Yesterday afternoon a small group of us went to do some caroling for the seniors in the condos across the street. I had been sick a couple of weeks before and was still missing most of my singing voice, so I had planned to play the guitar and maybe read some of the Bible verses and leave the singing to the others. But toward the end, as we sang “O Holy Night,” my all-time favorite, I felt my voice get stronger, and by the time we were belting out the last lines of the third verse, I realized the LORD had given me back my voice. I was so happy I even attempted to hit that high note on the very last line – and hit it, as the tears rolled down my cheeks. What a sweet early Christmas present. God is SO good.
Amen! What a joy! Thank you for sharing your special moment.