Spending Christmas 2015 with Family

God has richly blessed us with family, and it was a joy to spend part of the Christmas season with them this year in Sarasota and Tallahassee. As wonderful as relatives are, an even richer blessing is being part of the family of God through Christ Jesus. Let us not forget the reason we celebrate this season...the birth of our savior Jesus Christ.

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.
Of the increase of his government and of peace
there will be no end,
on the throne of David and over his kingdom,
to establish it and to uphold it
with justice and with righteousness
from this time forth and forevermore.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.
— Isaiah 9:6-7