Saturday night we hosted our first Christmas Open House in our new home in Atlanta. Part of Mary’s unique expression is to create places and spaces that invite people into life, beauty, and rest. She has certainly done that in our home here. We were privileged to experience the life, laughter and beauty of many friends as we experienced our theme for the evening expressed on a Christmas postcard.
Celebrating God’s Faithful Presence
Throughout the Old Testament God promised his people that he would be with them. That promise became flesh in the Incarnation of Christ! Ultimately the promise comes to us through the indwelling Spirit in the very body of Christ, our brothers and sisters.
Today Mary and I celebrate the faithful presence of God to us through his Spirit and through you our brothers and sisters. We look back on 60 years of life, 40 years of marriage, ten years of Wellspring Group, one year in Atlanta, our family and you. We are humbled with God’s kind presence, in awe of his amazing grace, deeply grateful for you. We celebrate the utter goodness of God to us.
Today we ask you to pause, look back and celebrate the faithful presence of God in your life! As you do, consider sharing with someone during this celebration God’s goodness to you.
To God be the glory!
I am deeply blessed to see Mary feel more at home here as she expresses who she uniquely is in this environment. Together we have indeed experienced the faithful presence of God as expressed in “A Christmas Carol.” We pray you may as well.
And so, as Tiny Tim said,
"A Merry Christmas to us all; God bless us, every one!"