Pastor's Notes by Bro. Jay Hatfield
Isaiah 9:2, 6 says, “The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of darkness a light has dawned. For a child will be born for us, a son will be given to us, and the government will be on His shoulders. He will be named Wonderful Counselor, Might God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.”
In this Christmas season people are searching to find that perfect present. The problem is that we keep looking for a material possession. People need something more than a gift that will eventually break, go out of style, or be put up to be forgotten. I think people today need something that is real and sincere. Something that will get them through the difficult moments of life. Something that they can count on. I believe what people need this Christmas more than anything else is JESUS.
When Jesus was born into this world as a baby things were pretty dark and grim. Sometimes I wonder if things really have changed all that much? The world still seems dark. There is so much hatred in the world. Countries still fight against each other, killing one another, and for what? A piece of land?
Children come into this world and our lives to bring happiness and joy. Jesus came to bring that and much more. He came to bring peace on earth and in the hearts of people. Jesus came to restore our relationship with God the Father.
If you find yourself today searching for something more fulfilling in life then please consider Jesus Christ. Jesus is the Reason for the Season. His life was the ransom for your sins and mine. Please this Christmas put your trust in Him and ask Him to be your Lord and Savior. He is the greatest gift that you will ever receive.
Sincerely in Christ
Bro. Jay Hatfield