If you really want to know the meaning of Christmas it’s best to go right to the source. Jesus said that he came to give us LIFE—life to the full, abundant life, rich and satisfying. The trouble is there is a thief—the enemy of our souls— whose whole purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. (John 10:10) It began with the baby in a manger. But the plan was always for death on the cross, the empty tomb, and the Savior at right hand of the Father bringing sons and daughters home. Jesus said ‘this is the very reason I came!’ (John 12:27) I know this has been a year with a lot to be fearful of, to distrust and to doubt. Jesus’ last words to Thomas were, ‘Stop doubting and BELIEVE!’ (John 20:28) That’s my message to you this Christmas. I LOVE Being Your Pastor! Rusty