Dear Friend in the Gospel: December, 2011
Greetings in Jesus' Holy & Awesome name!
Thank you for your offerings of love to God's Work. May He compensate you generously according to His promise in Luke 6:38 which says: “Give, and it shall be given you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give unto your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.”
Truly He is good to us, more good in fact, than we deserve!
CHRISTMAS WILL SOON BE HERE!
There will soon be a time of excitement in many homes. And that is wonderful! We should all experience more joy and togetherness, and Christmas is a time of year when there are extra holidays and time off from work. For most of us it will be joyous, but unfortunately, for others it will be a time of sadness and grieving due to tragedies or having lost loved ones.
Others are separated from sons or daughters, husbands or wives in the military, and still others not knowing where their children or siblings are due to addictions that have them bound to some drug house or in prison. And for those in hospitals or long care facilities it is also a trying time...
But we have the Word of God and the SURE promise of our Lord Jesus Christ where He says: "I will never leave thee nor forsake thee." (Heb.13: 5); "And, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world." (Matt.28: 20).
Again, our blessed Lord Jesus stated: "Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." (John 14: 27)
Donna and I continue to be amazed at God's grace in our lives and His faithfulness in meeting our every need as we press forward with the eternal gospel of God's mercy and grace to those who trust Him with all their hearts.
May His blessings surround you, envelope you and give you new hope, joy and abundant peace in all situations. And may His healing and comforting strength fill your heart and life, my friend!
Through His goodness alone,
Pastor Max Solbrekken