Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Oh How He Loves You and Me

Oh, how He loves you and me,
Oh, how He loves you and me.
He gave His life, what more could He give;
Oh, how He loves you, Oh, how He loves me,
Oh, how He loves you and me.

Words and Music by Kurt Kaiser
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I have so much to thank the Lord for this Christmas season...and every season, for that matter.

This year has delivered surprises--good and bad, smiles, tears, and an abundance of lessons. I've been learning how to love stronger, be more devoted both to my faith and to my loved ones, listen more and talk less (although I still fail miserably at this), and a plethora of other lessons. I'm not done, of course. As the children's song goes: "He's still workin' on me."
Mercy, He still has an awful lot of work to do.

Our family has gone through a pretty big change lately with Matt accepting a new job. It's been anything but easy. We sure could use your prayers. In the midst of this, we're also having to walk through deep wounds of the past, and the only hope we have is that He will be exalted and we will be healed. There is so much healing to be done. And He will--He will.

Our faith has grown more than we imagined it could this past year, and God has taught us more about His church. We worship with such amazing people who have shown genuine love for us and for Christ, and that's such a blessing. So many of our church family members have lost family members and other loved ones this year...I can't even keep count. The pains have been devastating. But Christ's love has been sustaining. Just this week one of our family members had a horrible car wreck with her two babies in the car. She has undergone a six hour surgery, and today she has become conscious...thank the Lord. I can't imagine how much her babies miss her and she them. Please keep her close in prayer and her immediate family as well. God is sovereign, and He has a purpose for this all.

I pray that this Christmas you will learn more about how much He loves you.

"...but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8b ESV).

God sent Jesus out of His presence to ours as a sweet baby so that He could grow into a man and die for you and me. So that we may live in His presence forever.

Oh how He loves you and me.

Merry Christmas and
Peace of Christ to you,

1 comment:

  1. What a great Christmas letter. Hope you hare having a happy New Year!