counting our blessings

Merry Christmas Eve! I hope today you’re enjoying time with family and friends and joining with your local body of Christ to celebrate His birth. My family and I will have dinner together and then open our presents tonight. With so many family events on Christmas this was the best time to coordinate with my brother and his family. And I guess you could say it’s more of an Austrian way to celebrate because they have their big celebration on Christmas Eve as well.

Do you find that in the chaos of the weeks following Thanksgiving that you lose sight of what this celebration is really about? Last night I caught a little bit of the movie White Christmas. One of the songs in that movie is about falling asleep counting your blessings. It’s easy for me to focus on what I don’t have, and to wish away the present moment. But when I strip away all of that self-focus and realize what I’m blessed with and the blessing of my Savior who came to save us life gains perspective.

nothing is impossible
Luke 1:37 says, “For nothing is impossible with God.” This verse continues to pop up in Christmas cards, messages and even in the greeting below from the Henry (president of Greater Europe Mission) and Celia Deneen. God desires to drive this truth home in my life. I tend to be like one of those Christ-followers going up and down on the waves of life’s circumstances. God wants to steady me in His joy, peace and faithfulness regardless of the waves. He continues to remind me that nothing is impossible with Him. I pray that the miracle of Christmas will also be a wonderful reminder to you of God’s power.

Thank you so much for joining me in this journey of getting to Austria. I appreciate your faithfulness along the way. Have a Merry Christmas!

(See the YouTube message below for a greeting from Greater Europe Mission.)

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