Thursday, December 23, 2004

Merry Christmas

We wish you a Merry Christmas,
We wish you a Merry Christmas,
We wish you a Merry Christmas,
and a Happy New Year!

We have slowed down for this week! Time for a break! Time to reflect on what this season is really all about, the birth of a King! It is always a dilemma for us each year, how do we celebrate the birth of Jesus. What is the real meaning and what can we do to celebrate that isn't taking the glory from Him? It is so easy to get caught up in the commercial aspect and totally forget about WHY and WHOM we are actually celebrating. This year is going to be different for us in that we have gotten rid of a lot of our STUFF and there is more to go, so why would we buy more... We are planning a move to Angola... We have a lot to do to get ready!!! However I had to stop and pause for a minute and realize that in my busyness I have neglected to reflect on the reason for this season.

I think for our family this year is going to be a time to reflect on the blessing and the gifts that God has given us and to be truly thankful, not only for the gift but for the giver! There is nothing we can give to God, He is always the giver which makes us always the receiver... So thank Him, worship Him, obey Him, glorify Him, love Him, adore Him and serve Him!

What are we thankful for? We are thankful for salvation, the Bible at our fingertips, family, friends, supporters, a fantastic church body to be a member of, our call to service in Angola, health, our needs are supplied, the opportunities to bless others, unity in our marriage, great kids with a major sense of adventure, and a passion and love for orphans! There are many other things... I could list all day!

Our hope for you is that you also find meaning in this CHRISTmas season, and that you will find the peace and joy in your heart and mind! For those of you in Kamloops who don't attend a church, you are welcome to join us on Christmas Eve for a time of celebration and reflection on the birth of our Saviour at a special Christmas Eve Candlelight Service... Friday, December 24 @ 6PM! We hope you can join us! Hillcrest Baptist Church 1393-9th Ave!

God Bless and have a wonderful Christmas!
The Knightly Family!!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas to you too! Hope that you have a wonderful Christmas day!