Just a short personal note here, I’d like to wish you a happy, joyful, faith-filled Christmas. It’s been a wonderful year for me, perhaps one of the best I’ve had. The very fact that I can be doing a post on a blog like this is like a little miracle, something that was only a distant hope or dream a year ago. I know in my heart I really have a lot to be thankful for. I’m in my 60’s now and my parents are up into their 90’s and they are still hanging in there.
If you keep up with the news, current events and the world around us in these times, there’s so much to be saddened about, to feel afraid of or to be furious about. I was brought up in a family of activists in political and social matters. Then, when I went from being an atheist to being a Christian, that same activism carried over into a life of Christian service abroad for 36 years. But still, when I see the fear, the confusion, the tragedy, the lies and misinformation that are so endemic in society today, it is a struggle at times to keep my eyes on the Lord.
But then, He has the best ideas and solutions because He really is real and is more concerned about all these things and more able than we are. And I remain determined to try to do what I can to be used by Him to bring truth and change to this world, as He leads. May God help us all to focus in prayer all the more this coming year and to commit our time and energies to His Highest and best, perhaps as never before.
It was said in the Bible of one obscure woman , “She has done what she could.” (Mark 14:8) That’s my prayer: that I can know in my heart in the coming year that I have done what I could for Him and for my neighbors, the people of this world. I pray that the same can be said for you too: you’ve done what you could.
Best wishes for a great Christmas and an amazing New Year.
Your friend in Him,
Thank you Mark,
You are a good man, and blessed with God’s love.
Mark McMillion says
He has been very, very good to me and we, all of us, owe Him everything. But most people everywhere don’t know this or even know Him. That’s our job, to share the truth and the love of God with everyone.
Building on what you said earlier…. we are consumers of God’s love, and disciples of that love to others. God’s love is only felt, when we let it flow through us into the hearts of others.
Mark McMillion says
Yep, you are right, it’s all about love. So many people know John 3:16. But then I John 3:16 says, “Hereby perceive we the love of God, because He laid down His life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.”