Sunday, December 23, 2007

Merry Christmas

God is love. I John 4:8

It is His nature,
His joy of love motivating Creation,
His peace responding in love as an effect to man’s cause in the fall
(the curse was tough love),
His loving patience bringing forth a chosen people governed by holy law,
His kindness and goodness through love in sending His Son,
His faithfulness on the Cross: love in its fullest fruit of sacrifice,
His gentle, eternal power of love and rising gloriously from the tomb defeating death,
His self-control in giving the church a guide at Pentecost and because of love allowing her
to seek the way as a function of man’s will.
In Him, we know love.

I hope each of you know fully through this holiday season, the warmth from the fire in His heart!

We are headed for the beach after Christmas on our annual family beach retreat. I probably will not be able to post again until January. See you then! Below are a couple of pictures from past retreats. I hope you enjoy!


Jimazing said...

Beautiful photos. Beautiful words. You have great things to share. I love reading them. I love you. I hope you are having a great time on your family retreat.

Craig V said...

I have enjoyed your thoughts as well and look forward to your return.

ded said...

Thanks Jim, I love you as well.

Craig, it is good to be home and I look forward to your comments always.