Joy to the World

Faith and Footsteps


(The following is a devotional I preached last night at our Wednesday night song and prayer service at my church.)

With Christmas right around the corner, I’ve been trying to remember all of the wonderful things from my childhood that make this season so special.  Time spent with family comes out at the top of the list. Remembering the birth of Jesus is always on my mind. Of course, I couldn’t leave out all of the amazing gifts I’ve received over the years. And then I considered the fact that I can’t remember everything I’ve been given for Christmas. Can you tell me everything you even got for Christmas last year?  Probably not.

Somehow, this time of year has become known for shopping and gifts and the excitement of receiving something we’ve always wanted. Our culture has become material-minded and has turned a special holiday  of love , family and…

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