Hello friends, how was your week? How are you, today?   Just today… how are you doing? Today is a good day to take stock of God’s faithfulness.  That’s the absolute beauty of the relationship, we’ve been called to experience with a great and mighty God.  He is faithful; He remains always faithful, we can count on it, even when we are not.  This assurance of our Faithful God should always bring hope, because we know that His faithfulness does not depend on us.  Unfortunately we just can’t be faithful enough to ever deserve such a great prize.  (Yes, I counted it too; 6, but who’s really counting…) II Tim 2 13What’s your favorite event to celebrate? I love, love birthdays. I enjoy celebrating my family’s birthdays, my husband had to get used to this.  I guess it’s not surprising that I absolutely love Christmas.  It’s even bigger than our puny birthdays. It’s even more special that ‘Christmas’ is celebrated in almost every country around the world, though so many people are unaware of the actual Christmas story.  isaiah-9-6But it’s a wonderful story, isn’t it?  It is a story of hope and redemption; a story of grace and mercy.  It is a story of God becoming Man, so that He could buy back His people from the hands of His Enemy.  It is a story of the God of the Universe, Who chose to give up His throne, where He was adored and worshipped, just so His Great Prize (His people) could have an opportunity to spend eternity with Him.Matt 26 53 A wonderful story of a Great and Mighty God, Who could have called thousands of angels to His rescue, but chose instead death, so that His Special Creation, could have a choice for abundant life.  And the beauty of this story continues… because this God-Man did not stay in the grave.  Oh no…this God-Man raised Himself from the grave, three days after He was placed there.  Now this God-Man went back to where He first came from, to continue His great work for His people.  He went to prepare homes specially made just for them, because He desires to give them the chance at the life, He always intended for them to live. John 10 10 Although this event occurred more than two thousand years ago; I am alive today, because of this Great Gift.  Because of this wonderful story, I have a new life.  As a child, I believed that story; I believed in the God-Man and the work which He did to buy me from the Enemy.  I accepted Him as my Savior; I accepted His gift of abundant life.  Because of this special and totally free Gift of salvation, I have hope, love, and peace.  There’s laughter and joy, even in the midst of my sorrow, not because of me or my circumstances, but only because of that Christmas story.   Luke 1 38His Name is HOPE, His Name is PEACE, His Name is JOY, His Name is JESUS, for it has been said, He will save His people from their sins. matthew-1-21

Do you know Him?  



31 responses to “LET ME TELL YOU A STORY…”

  1. Thank you for stopping by Chapel of Hope stories…I taught American History to eighth grades through storytelling my entire life and now share all kinds of stories….historical, children’s, spiritual, motivational,fictional/legends etc with my blog readers today…and what joy it brings me…my Happy place is my den with the big wooden plaque saying those words….I am home in every sense of the word when I am in my happy place. Do come again…love your blog!

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  2. Wow Brenda God Bless you! I was unable to make it to Church today for a Christmas Service and I was feeling bad about it but, your posts about Christmas have uplifted me. Wow! Thank you so much!

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  3. Exactly what is “Christ mas” without our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I thank God Almighty for you and your inspirational words of faith, love and hope. Through the years I have noticed that may have never know Jesus or what he did for may and his love for us and it fills me with sadness that some will never get to live truly live and have that epic joy in their life. Thank you Lord God for the people who read you blog and have been exposed to his Grace and word Many blessings and have a most joyful Christmas

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    • Thank you, May the Lord receive all the praise and the glory. He does not desire that any should perish, but that all would enjoy the benefits of a relationship with Him. We will keep sharing the Great God, we serve 🙂


  4. Good Piece…A reminder that without “Jesus” in the celebration of Christmas; without appreciating Who He is, What He did and Why He did what He did, the Christmas Celebration is a waste of time and a advancement of the on going deceit from the “Socially Advanced Societies” who we revere and believe more than God.


  5. Thank you for highlighting the true meaning of Christmas and why is it so wonderful and important! I love celebrating Christmas because of the true meaning: that Jesus came to rescue us, to bring peace that passes all understanding and joy unspeakable, a love so great that He died for us! Celebrating Christmas without Jesus is like having a birthday party without inviting the birthday person or having a wedding without a bride and groom.

    Merry Christmas!

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  6. While I do love Christmas and the celebration of our Savior’s birth, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Seems less commercialized and less cluttered with decorating, parties, programs – just family time with an emphasis on thanks for all God has done for us.

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  7. Thank you for your faithful, uplifting posts. I know there are issues with us celebrating on the wrong date, but I’m just glad that we can still celebrate this momentous occasion! God came to earth to save us! He loves us. He died a horrific, painful ( yes he felt every bit of the beatings and torture) death for us. He defeated death and the power of sin FOR US! He reigns ! Merry Christmas! I’ll keep saying it. 🙂 Satan has been working hard to discourage me lately, so please keep me and my family in your prayers. ❤

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