Merry Christmas 2016



"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." Isaiah 9:6

Merry Christmas!

Oh what a great hope we have in Jesus!

I pray for Illinois and for it's citizens to know this great hope. I pray for revival among Christ's churches in Illinois to share the Good News through words and acts of love, mercy, and justice.

I love this message from Kristan Hawkins at lifenews.com, "Politicians aren’t gods. They aren’t miracle workers. They are humans just like everyone else... When people put all their faith and trust in a politician, they are bound to end up disappointed and facing despair... But hope doesn’t come from humanity, from politicians. It comes from God... Politics is important. Government is necessary. But neither should replace what gives humanity their true hope and peace, which is the love of God, the focus of this very Christmas season. This is where the ultimate [hope] truly lies." (1)

I pray you are rooted in this hope this Christmas as we work to achieve liberty, freedom, responsibility, and justice.

"And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. And the angel said to them, 'Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.' And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,

'Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!'

When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, 'Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.' And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger. And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child. And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them. But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.

And at the end of eight days, when he was circumcised, he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb."
Luke 2:8-21

God Bless and Merry Christmas!

An Appeal to Heaven!
Mick Dobra, Chaplain
Citizens to Elect Randy Stufflebeam
Join the Prayer Team: www.electrandy2018.com/index.php/en/campaign/prayer-partner

References:

1. www.lifenews.com/2016/12/21/this-christmas-remember-real-hope-doesnt-come-from-politicians-it-comes-from-god/