Jesus said, “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.  I am the good shepherd” (John 10:10–11). That is the “reason for the season.” 

This Christmas Day, I wish you many moments with the “good shepherd.” 

I wish you an abundantly joyful day. 

Even more, I wish you an abundantly joyful life. Christmas was never supposed to be about a day. Christmas is about forever and always. 

Something to remember . . . 

Interestingly, when Jesus spoke the words in John 10, he was speaking to Pharisees and other Jewish unbelievers. Jesus wanted them to know he was their Messiah, the “good shepherd.” Jesus wanted them to know joy in their faith, not just the rules of religion. 

Christmas is about joy because Christmas is about Jesus. 

Who will you spend time with today that needs to know Jesus is the “good shepherd?” Or needs his joy? 

Whatever gifts you give . . . 

In addition to everything else you plan to give, give joy. 

Bless someone today with words from Jesus. He would love to speak through you. 

Bless someone today with his kindness. 

Bless someone today with his love. 

Whatever gifts you give, include the gift of Jesus. 

John 3:16 

God loved you so much, he gave you that first Christmas. 

May this day be a reminder of how much you are loved by the One who is love

Merry Christmas. I wish you his perfect blessings for today and every other day.
It is a privilege to walk this journey with you. 

In his love and mine, Janet

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