Friday, December 25, 2009

Joy to the world!

Jesus is the reason for the season.
All the preparations. . .
all the goodies in the freezer . .
all the gifts under trees around the world. . .
all are because of Jesus.

A few days ago I was listening to my favorite female Vocalist singing like an angel.
I had goosebumps as she sang O Holy Night.
Her eyes were closed as she sang to her Saviour . .
and I wondered then what heaven must have been like when the Christ Child was born.
What must that choir of angels been like .. .
singing Glory to God?
Again this Christmas I stand amazed at the gift of Jesus.

The Bible says . .

"For God so Loved the World that he gave his one and only son that whoever believes in him will not perish but have eternal life"
John 3 :16


Have you accepted the gift of Jesus?
You might think that you have done far to many bad things for God to forgive you.
God already knew before he created you .. what you would do in your life.
You might think that you will try harder to be good. . .
but there is nothing you can do to earn this gift . .
it is free to all who believe!
Before God created man he knew we would ALL be sinful.
Even knowing that he still created us ..
and loved us. .
and sent Jesus as a wee baby so that he would grow to be a man without sin that could pay the price of our sin.




I don't know very much of what heaven will be like ..
but when I get there. .
I want to sing like an angel.


I'll be joined with loved ones that have gone before me. . .
and together we will sing praises to Jesus Christ . .
who loves every person ever born on this earth.

My heart longs to say something that will help you to understand how important it is not to delay accepting the most important gift you will ever be offered.
God created man to worship him.
If we don't worship God we will worship other things and then we'll feel an ache and a void that nothing seems to satisfy.

Each of us will feel a personal ache and longing in our heart . ..
a void that only Jesus can fill.

I pray that no one that reads this blog goes away feeling unloved.
We long to reach out to those that feel unlovely . . .
and unloved in this hurting world.

(left to right . ..Anneliese, Bev, Julie, Lovella, Marg, Judy, Kathy .. missing from the picture are Betty, Charlotte and Ellen)

On behalf of all of us at Mennonite Girls Can Cook . .

We wish you a day filled with the joy and peace of Christmas.

All for now . . .with love,

Lovella

25 comments:

  1. Thanks for a great year of reading your "cooking and inspiration blog" and I look forward to reading more...the picture was great..nice to put a face with the recipe friends!!! God Bless and Merry Christmas to each of you...hugs from Ora in KY

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  2. Lovely indeed to put faces to names. May you all have a Blessed Christmas and 2010. Looking forward to "visiting" every morning in 2010.

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  3. Thank you for your wonderful blog and for today's post! I accepted Jesus more than 30 years ago, and I still remember the joy of of that day as if it were yesterday. I pray that your words find the heart of someone who has been searching for the true gift of Christmas.

    Blessing to you all, Chris

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  4. What a beautiful post, it brought tears to my eyes. Thank you all for giving of yourselves, ministering really, through this blog. You all are caring souls. I wish you all of the Lord's blessings.

    It's so great to have a picture of all of you. In some weird way I feel that I know you all and putting names with faces makes you even more a part of my life.

    Merry CHRISTmas :)

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  5. Loved the post! As far as what it was like that night that our Savior was born - my son just did a Christmas musical called "NOT a Silent Night"!!!! I bet it wasn't silent - much rejoicing!!!

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  6. I don't remember how I found your blog-but I'm so glad I did! You have been such an inspiration to me. Merry Christmas~May God richly bless you all!

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  7. Oh, it's wonderful to meet each one of you and see your smiling faces! You make such a difference in my life! I look forward to your blog every day! Merry Christmas to all of you!
    Love, Lavender Dreamer...Diane

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  8. I love your delicious recipes! Thanks for sharing!
    JoAnn

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  9. To each one of you I say thank-you for this blog.I find that often on a Sunday the words are just what I needed to hear.May your Christmas be filled with God's love and peace.
    Blessings,Ruth

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  10. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas! I love your beautiful and inspiration blog.
    Sincerely,
    Anita from Alabama

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  11. Thank you all for all you do.

    Merry Christmas

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  12. So nice to see your faces, almost all, together. Lucky you to live near enough to each other for get-togethers. Lucky us for your energy (another super recipe!) and spirit of sharing.

    anon1

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  13. Wonderful post and so well said! God bless you for all you do and how you serve Him!

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  14. Merry Christmas Mennonite Girls! What a beautiful post!

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  15. Oh you girls are great. I loved seeing all of your faces. I look forward to 2010 with you. God Bless you all and Merry Christmas.

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  16. You are all an inspiration! Your courage in witnessing is sooo important. God bless and keep you all. Merry CHRISTmas!

    Toni in Wisconsin

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  17. Merry Christmas to all of you beautiful ladies. I so enjoy reading your blog daily....for the recipes and inspiration. Our minister always says that if someone is looking for the perfect church, keep right on driving by ours. For we are all sinners saved by the grace of God through Jesus.

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  18. As a sister in Christ, I enjoy your posts on sharing scripture and spiritual insights. THanks for the great blog and wonderful recipes. I usually check your site first when I'm looking to make something specific. Here's to a blessed new year of sharing and friendship.

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  19. What a blessing your blog is! And how wonderful to have faces for my friends across cyber space !

    Merry Christmas and New Year Blessings,

    Matty

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  20. What a beautiful post on sharing the greatest gift of all.
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  21. So much to comment on...first of all, your message was wonderful. Secondly, I LOVE your nativity set, it is one of the prettiest I've ever seen. Third, such a stunning table and finally, it was wonderful to see all (well most) of your faces...Excellent post!!

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  22. I certainly appreciate all the time you put into this blog, looking forward to another year of yummy recipes~

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  23. It so nice to see all of your smiling faces. Thanks for sharing from your recipes and your hearts. Happy New Year to all of you.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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  24. Thank you for this post. Your trust in God is so beautiful. Please keep inspiring, you are very good at it.

    Sonya, Australia

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  25. Thank you all so much for such a wonderful site. I love your recipes and being a small part of your lives. It is wonderful to put faces to the names. God bless you all for the love, hope and inspiration that you send us each day. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to each and everyone of you. Jane from Florida

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