what’s going through my heart and mind these days. It’s been a very busy time of year, as it always is, with hours of preparation and rehearsals for the Living Christmas Tree, our church’s annual Christmas program. It’s a time of year that even though somewhat hectic, we as a family very much enjoy. Our kids have grown up around all the work involved in putting on such a program and love being apart of it. Tonight marks the last performance. In the past, we’ve always been a little sad to see it come to an end, but at the same time glad to get back to life as usual. I guess that’s still true, but it goes without saying, that this year is different. Knowing this will be the last Christmas program Chris ever directs here at FBC, we have done all we can to savor this season. I can’t help but feel blessed that God has allowed us to be apart of this church for so many years. As we close this chapter in our lives, we know without a shadow of a doubt God is walking with us every step of the way. Even in these bitter sweet moments, we feel His presence. Just this morning at the close of our service, a young boy who was recently adopted from Ukraine, came forward in the invitation. After a time of talking with Chris and his dad, he decided he wanted to pray and ask Jesus to be his Lord and Savior. How good of God! On this of all days, as we take down the tree for the last time, God allowed Chris to be apart of something life changing, for a boy who just a few months ago, was sitting in an orphanage in Ukraine. To me, it was like God giving us a glimpse of what He has in mind for us in the future. What an AMAZING God we serve!
Blessing His Name, today and always.