At a time of fire, drought and terrible accidents in our world, we need help from our maker. There is no greater blessing than being forgiven and having peace with God. Because forgiveness gives us access to God’s presence and eternal life. As we remember the birth of Jesus we rejoice! Not only because God came into our world, but because God wanted to help us and save us from being unforgiven by paying for our sins through his death on the cross. When we accept the gift of Jesus, it doesn’t take away the difficulties of life, but the blessings of forgiveness, his presence and eternal life help us to cope and look forward to the hope of the future.
On behalf of all the St John’s Parish: Have a blessed Christmas!
Matthew 1:20-21 “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”