Sunday, December 7, 2008

A Grown Up Christmas List

My husband had the best message at church tonight. Sometimes it just amazes me how the Lord uses him! I enjoy listening to every message he preaches but some of them stand out way more than others. And tonight was one of those. He started out with the youngest child (6 yrs. old) and asked him what was on his Christmas list.....a four wheeler, a dirt bike, a Wii, a fishing pole, and a fish. Next child (8 yrs. old)... Wii, Nintendo DS, trampoline, golf cart, and the list goes on and on and on. And then next he asked a few older ladies who didn't have a list except for one who had a grocery list to feed all of her grandchildren for Christmas. So, here is "A Grown Up Christmas List":
-PEACE - Romans 5:1 "Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ"
-LOVE - John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that
He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life."
-HAPPINESS - Psalm 1:1-3 "Blessed is the man who w
alks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper."
-SUCCESS - Joshua 1:8 "This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you
may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success."
-FAMILY - Ephesians 5:25 "Husbands, love your wive
s, just as Christ also loved the church and gave himself for her"; Titus 2:4 "that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children,"; Ephesians 6:1 "Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right."

In my last post I told you I had forgotten to take the camera to churc
h when we decorated the tree. So, I remembered to take it tonight. Here is a picture of the tree at church (the food underneath is for our ladies group Christmas project).

And this picture is the nativity that sits on the com
munion table. The VBS kids made it back in 1982!

Well, I hope you all had a good weekend.


Lauren said...

That IS a wonderful message! It is good to refocus on what is most important amidst all of the materialism in the world. Thanks for sharing it! And your church tree and nativity look beautiful! Hope your weekend was great too! <3Lauren

AnnaSam said...

I have been so busy and have not had time to visit everyone.So I'm sitting here doing it now. What a wonderful message that your husband gave. Thanks so much for sharing this and have a blessed day!

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

Enjoyed your husband's message...thanks for sharing it!