A not-so-idle thought at Christmas

What an amazing belief is central to our faith. God loves us! God loves us so much that He shared His life with us—intimately, joyfully, painfully. God wants us to know that the most precious gift we have to give and to receive is life.

I believe our life as viewed by God is far more important, lovable and valuable than we can imagine. Why else would God have gone to such an extreme as to assume the life of Jesus and to show us in both His life and death, and especially in resurrection, just how vital we are to God and to one another?

Your life is the most precious gift you have to share with us this Christmas. Thank you! And we thank God for you.

—Rev. Dave Else

P.S.: Our being sent here to be with you is a very special gift this Christmas. —Pat and Dave Else