What Do You Want For Christmas?

"For the Lord himself will come down from heaven,

with a loud command, with the voice of the
archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the
dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still
alive and are left will be caught up together with them
in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will
be with the Lord forever.Therefore encourage each other
with these words." (1Thess 4:16-18 NIV)
What is your ultimate Christmas gift?
Have you ever been asked "What do you want for
Christmas?"  Yes we get asked that many times this
time of year.  However I ask "What do you really want
for Christmas?"
As far as wordly goods are concerned, I have all I want.
I have the greatest wife.  I have the greatest kids and
Grandkids.  I really do not need anything. 
However there is one thing I crave for Christmas.  it
is not worldly, but it is a gift only God can give.  That
would be the best gift ever.  That would be if Jesus
returned to take us home on the day we celebrate
Christ’s birth.  WOW!!!!! That would be the best ever.
All of our pain would be gone, all of our fears and
anxieties etc. We would have the gift to go where we
would be living for eternity.
Father Help us to keep our perspective and to always
remember that Jesus is the real reason for the season.
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Pastor Pat Dittert lives in a berm home in Central
Iowa with his lovely wife Nancy and 5 fur babies.
Pat lives with Chronic Pain from a number of surgeries
and injuries. Brain Tumor surgery left him disabled and
unable to do most physical activities. He is also a survivor
of Cancer and has 2 stints in his heart. Pat has several
Internet Ministries, leads a Home Bible Fellowship on Sunday
Nights and is a freelance writer with Christian newpapers,
poetry, etc. His Devotional page is…
Contact him at rivpat77@msn.com

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