Christmas 2022 – We Hope You Enjoy This Year’s Christmas Letter.
Our office will be closed on Monday, Dec 26th, 2022, and
Monday, Jan 2, 2023.
Where has the time gone this year? I am having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that 2022 is almost a memory and dreading the first 2 months of 2023, when I will repeatedly write the date on my checks with 2022 and then having to make the 2 into a 3 until my brain re-wires to write the correct date.
The end of the year can be a depressing time for many people. It gets dark early, it’s cold and dreary, perhaps the plans we had for the year didn’t quite work out as we had hoped, and everyone is more stressed than normal. This year has been especially tough, with inflation, shortages of everything from baby formula to Thanksgiving turkeys, new scandals in the news every day, wars and rumors of war, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions. You get the idea. It’s been rough!
I think it’s a little bit like that every year. People need hope at this time of year more than any other, which is why I think God gave us eternal hope with the virgin birth of His Son in a manger, in a stable, to parents who had very little and could not find proper accommodations in an inn. Mary was in labor and had no choice but to deliver the baby Jesus, the last best hope for mankind, surrounded by farm animals in a feed bin.
The cool part about that is that it happened exactly according to prophesy from hundreds of years before. Jesus’ birth fulfilled at least 11 prophesies to the most minute detail. The odds of this alone are astronomical. To read the rest click here for this year’s Eternal Hope Christmas Letter (1mb). You can also view it below.