For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:6

Ronald Reagan said Christmas was a “state of mind. It is found throughout the year whenever faith overcomes doubt, hope conquers despair, and love triumphs over hate.” This Christmas season, let’s be thankful that we live in a country known for striving to embody these values. And let’s be grateful for the brave men and women in uniform who have fought to defend our values and who may be spending this Christmas far from home.

During seasons of sharing with family and friends, Todd and I love spending time with our large, diverse family, gratefully acknowledging God’s blessings, and trying to spread those blessings around. But for many people, Christmas is a lonely time. Maybe their loved one is serving overseas in the military, maybe someone close to them recently died, maybe they don’t have a family to call their own. They need our touch. The greatest gift we can give this season is to honor our Savior by showing those around us His unending love!

Sweet Freedom in Action
This Christmas, will you invite someone who is struggling or is lonely to join in your festivities? As Christians we should always make room at the table for those who may be hurting, especially on the day we celebrate the birth of Jesus, who came to save the whole world. His love will shine through you this season.