Thursday, December 27, 2012

The Present – A Gift from God

I wish more people knew about God’s love for them! It would make such a huge difference in our existence here on Earth.

If more people knew Jesus, I am sure there would be fewer arguments, fewer accidents, no reason for jails to exist, and no starving people!

This is because people would be willing to listen, willing to yield, willing to love, and willing to give,  and joyfully with each effort!

During the celebration of Christ’s birth, I pray that you might spend time communicating with Him, especially to say Thank you to the One who created everything for our benefit! He loves people that much! Make a great effort to get to know Him as He wants no one to perish. When you take that step, God responds. He will help you daily with your journey!

Below is verbiage from a postcard that I purchased from that same swell Thrift Store in a little town nearby. At one time the card was offered complimentary at the Biblical Seminary in New York City.


   It is by no means enough to set out cheerfully with your God on any venture of faith. Tear into smallest pieces any itinerary for the journey which your imagination may have drawn up.

   Nothing will fall out as you expect.

   Your guide will keep no beaten path. He will lead you by a way such as you never dreamed your eyes would open upon.

   He knows no fear, and He expects you to fear nothing while He is with you.

   The clinging hand of His child makes a desperate situation a delight to Him.

   A true walk with God will do more to awaken awe, wonder and amazement in your soul than would a century of travel through the sights of earth.

   It is your business to learn to be peaceful and safe in God in every situation.

   To take you to His end, by the way you know, would profit you little; He chooses for you a way you know not, that you may be compelled into a thousand intercourses with Himself, which will make the journey forever memorable to Him and to you.

   Difficulty is the very atmosphere of miracle – it is miracle in its first stage. If it is to do a great miracle, the condition is not difficulty but impossibility.

   Whatever His questions or his reticences, we may be absolutely sure of an unperplexed and undismayed Saviour.

Selected from a Christmas Message, which originally appeared in “The Life of Faith,” London.

(Then the postcard says – see other side…)


CONSIDER HIM, who put Christmas, Good Friday and Easter in the Calendar.

He is central in Christianity and by Him it should be judged. He is central also in the Bible, and by Him it is to be estimated.

HEAR HIM, when He says: “I am the light of the world. He that followeth Me shall not walk in the darkness, but shall have the light of life.”

“I am the door; by Me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and go out, and shall find pasture.” Gospel by John 8:12; 10:9.

READ FURTHER ABOUT HIM, and test the great sentence of Dante: “In His will is our peace.”

Wishing you a wonderful adventure and relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ from now and into the New Year and beyond!
Love, Laura <><