Martha’s Christmas Eve Message
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
Scriptures for the Week:
6 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.
4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David.
5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.
6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born,
7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
8.And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.
9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.
10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.
11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.
12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.
13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.
A few years ago our pastor, Dr. Jimmy Jackson, opened his sermon with beautiful thoughts of truth. He said, “Christmas is all about giving. It is about God’s gift to us of Jesus Christ.” Because of this most holy gift we can give God our sins, our burdens, and any other troubles we want to place in his hands. Brother Jimmy went on to say we could even give a family member to Him. It is comforting to know that God can and will handle everything in my life if I choose to give it to him. This is, to me, the most wonderful gift of all. God is sovereign, He is in control and He does not make mistakes.
We will be blessed to have family with us this Christmas Day. Some of our children will spend Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with us. We will be in touch by phone with the others.
Mainly I want to tell you how blessed I am to have you as friends. I want to tell you how much I appreciate your being so loyal to Martha Pullen Company for over 32 years. God and you are the reason we have this incredible business to bring sewing joy. You are the reason we love to make beautiful things, have wonderful events and write to you. Without God’s provision of this wonderful company I would never had the privilege of meeting most of you even if it is meeting by mail and by packages shipped from the warehouse or downloaded from the Internet! That is still being best friends. I want to wish you and yours a blessed and joyous Christmas Day remembering the reason for the season. Keep your eyes on Jesus from the moment you wake up until you go to bed.
I especially pray for our men and women in harm’s way this Christmas. I pray God’s protection up them and pray for God to be victorious over this horrid terrorism issue in the world. I pray for you and your family. With all of the stresses we put on ourselves during this season, please remember that God is in control and put your days totally in his hands. Never forget that I will always love you. Nothing will change about that. Merry Christmas.
May God Bless You,