Luke 2:9 and 10 says, And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. 10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
Even though this great event happened over two thousand years ago, it is a timely Word for our world today. Putting it in the words of the King James Bible, people today are “sore afraid” and God’s Word to us today hasn’t changed. That word is “fear not”. Second Timothy 1:7 says, For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. Jesus didn’t come to make us sad, but to save us from our sins and to give us eternal life in heaven. He came not to just give us joy but He came to bring us great joy like it says in verse 10 of Luke 2. This is a comforting and great message we can share to the world. This message is so simple and yet so powerful, that we don’t have to be afraid anymore and that Jesus will give you great joy. These are two things we need to continually remind ourselves of everyday and not just at Christmas time.
This past year we were blessed and privileged to be able to minister at 22 different outreaches throughout the United States and Canada. We were letting people know this good news that Jesus came to deliver us from fear and bondage. He came to give us great peace and great joy that the world can’t give us. All year long, from FFA state conventions, to farm shows, to ministering to the Navajo Indians in the southwest, we would see people of all ages light up as we preached Jesus to them and prayed with them to receive Jesus into their lives as their personal Lord and Savior.
We are so grateful to our web designer, Robin, of R & R Web Design (Julie’s aunt) who did a wonderful job updating our website this year.
We were able this past year to reach multitudes with the Gospel. As we look to the coming new year, we see more opportunities to reach more people before the return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and our goal is to reach even more lost souls with this good news. Now is not the time to hold back but to keep pressing on as the Day of the Lords return draws near.