Merry Christmas from our home to yours! While the moment is here, let’s make much of Christ.
Our Lord Jesus was born amidst the most humble surroundings to show us God’s opinion of human pride. This season ought to be when we delight not in what we might get, but in what we have already received: “the Word became flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:14). God has visited us! And, because of that, you and I will never bethe same. Eternity is ours, because we are His. If you will allow me to borrow from C.S. Lewis (1952): “Look for Christ and you will find Him. And with Him, everything else.”
For you, dearest friends, I pray the riches of Christ.
Another year has passed, and God has faithfully led our faith family forward by Christ’s grace. I’m so grateful to be on the journey with you. First Baptist Paducah is a remarkable place to lead in pastoral ministry, and I thank you for the honor, privilege, and joy of serving as your senior pastor.
Walt Disney was right about a number of things, but I take issue with him on one point. The happiest place on Earth is not Disneyland. The happiest place on Earth is with you.
This Christmas, my cup runneth over.
With love and affection,
for Eileen and Joshua