From the Pastor's Desk

Mike Winfree, Pastor


Thanksgiving to Christmas

by Pastor Mike Winfree on November 29, 2011

Dear Church Family,

       Thanksgiving just came and went.  I was reminded of Psalm 105:1-5: “O give thanks unto the Lord, call upon His name and make known His doings among the peoples! Sing to Him, sing praises to Him; meditate on and talk of all His marvelous deeds and devoutly praise them.  Glory ye in His holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord.  Seek the Lord, and His strength: seek His face ever more.  Remember His marvelous works that He hath done; His wonders, and the judgments of His mouth.”  We truly are a blessed people.  My prayer is that we would all develop a thankful heart everyday of the year.

As we move towards Christmas, things become extremely busy for us all.  Take time to pause and reflect on what the season is all about - our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Think of the symbolism of the candy cane: 

· Its shape is the crook of the shepherd, one of the first who came.

· The lively peppermint flavor is the regal gift of spice.

· The white is Jesus’ purity, the red His sacrifice.

· The narrow stripes are friendship and the nearness of His love.

Eternal sweet compassion, a gift from God above, the candy cane reminds us all of just how much God cared.  And like His Christmas gift to us, it is meant to be broken and shared.

Serving the Savior, Pastor Mike