Dear Pebble pals,
It is the time of year, which nobody can ignore, whether you find yourself in circumstances you wish for or in a place of struggle and heartache. God is mighty and has done great things. He will do it for you. That is the core message of Christmas. Sing the ancient song of Mary in Luke 1:
My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior, for He who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is His name.
May God be your silver and gold. He is the source of hope and peace. We do not need anything more besides the One who said: I am the Light of the World.
Let the Word of God speak to you as to Israel of old.
Yet now be strong, Zerubbabel,’ says the Lord; ‘and be strong, Joshua, son of Jehozadak, the high priest; and be strong, all you people of the land,’ says the Lord, ‘and work; for I am with you,’ says the Lord of hosts. 5 ‘According to the word that I covenanted with you when you came out of Egypt, so My Spirit remains among you; do not fear!’
6 “For thus says the Lord of hosts: ‘Once more (it is a little while) I will shake heaven and earth, the sea and dry land; 7 and I will shake all nations, and they shall come to the Desire of All Nations, and I will fill this temple with glory,’ says the Lord of hosts. 8 ‘The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine,’ says the Lord of hosts. 9 ‘The glory of this latter temple shall be greater than the former,’ says the Lord of hosts. ‘And in this place I will give peace,’ says the Lord of hosts.”
May the peace of the Lord of Hosts be with you all this Christmas and throughout 2016.