Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Merry Christmas from Above and Beyond Orphan Ministry!
Hi everyone, just wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas from Above and Beyond Orphan Ministry! We pray that this season is full of blessing and quality time with family and friends. The Christmas story is such a beautiful picture of God's love for us and His sacrifice of coming down to dwell amongst us, share in our suffering and provide eternal hope for us! In this story, there are themes of adoption woven throughout.
Consider Joseph, when the angel told him that Mary was pregnant by the Holy Spirit and that he would be the earthly father to Jesus. He had a choice whether to turn his back on Mary, but instead chose to become the earthly father of Jesus. What an honour and privilege!
Then Jesus, born to this world as an innocent baby, lived to serve and bless others and ultimately died on a cross and rose to life again, that we might find life through Him! Through Jesus, we are given the opportunity to be adopted into God's family. It is a beautiful picture, and much more than just a nice warm story for Christmas. It is real and has the power to change any life. God's present to anyone who would accept it, this Christmas, is renewal, restoration, adoption and blessing!
God bless and very Merry Christmas to you and your family!