I pray that this year, as Christian disciples, we will experience joyful and renewing opportunities… to sing praise for the graceful birth of our Lord Jesus Christ and to receive the graceful renewal offered… through the blessings of a fresh new year.
If we allow dismal financial reports or any other troubling temporal news to dominate our thoughts, we will miss out on much of what God wants to give us.
However, if our faith in God dominates our thinking and motivates our acting, we will be richly blessed — as have been people of faith in every situation in human history. Our United States currency even reminds us that our trust is in God.
Nothing else is worthy of our ultimate trust. God alone is worthy….
[O]ur first granddaughter… was born on Sunday, Nov. 9. [Her] birth reminded us of the miracle of life itself. When we heard her first cries of life,… held her in our arms, and thanked God for her healthy birth and our daughter’s successful delivery, we were transported far beyond the temporary troubles of the day to the majesty of God’s eternal goodness.
May you be so transported during these holidays.
|•||Bishop Mike Watson on ‘prevenient grace’|
|•||Bishop Mike Watson on ‘justifying grace’|
|•||Bishop Mike Watson’s Installation sermon|
|•||Bishop Mike Watson: ‘The Methodist Christian Way’|