Paynesville Press - December 28, 2005

Community Perspective

Know the love of Christ this Christmas

By Allyson Wiese Holland

Why do we say "Merry Christmas" instead of "Happy Holidays"?

The angel said, "Behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all people; for today in the city of David there has been born a Savior, who is (Christ) the Lord.
(Luke 2:10,11)

Why go to another continent to tell people about this Christ?

Jesus said, Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.
(Matthew 29:19, 20)

How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news of peace and salvation, the news that the God of Israel reigns!
(Isaiah 52:7)

The Lord isn't really being slow about his promise to return, as some people think. No, He is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to perish, so He is giving more time for everyone to repent.
(2 Peter 3:9)

The Christ was born, that He might die, so that we could live.

May you know the love of Christ in a very personal way this Christmas season.

Wiese Holland is a 1980 PHS graduate who now lives in Texas. This was submitted by her mother, Gloria Wiese of Paynesville.

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