Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Joy To The World, The Lord Has Come

Today 250,000,000 Americans celebrate various professions of Jesus’ birth. World wide more than two billion people of the two largest faiths, acknowledge that one God blessed and made a promise to a nomad wonderer called Abraham foretelling of Jesus’ coming, recorded as:

“..And in thee shall all the families of the earth be blessed.” (Genesis 12:3)

A millennium after Abraham was buried, a man named Paul, who was later executed while trying his best to walk in Jesus’ footsteps, recited God’s promise of a messiah for all men in a letter he hoped would bring others to follow Christ:

"...Know ye, therefore, that they who are of the faith, the same are the sons of Abraham."

And the scriptures, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles through faith, preached before gospel unto Abraham, saying,

“In thee shall all the nations be blessed.” (Galatians 3:7)

Matthew, a Christ follower, who had been a corrupt government agent, described those who followed Jesus as treading the “narrow path” leading to “the Strait Gate.” (Matthew 7:13)

We founders and volunteers of We Hold These Truths and Strait Gate Ministries, honoring co-founder Jim Kerr who died at His work, thank each of you who would follow in the example of Abraham, Paul, and Matthew, and who have helped us as we toil along on the sometimes difficult path. In a few days we will be back with you on line. May you truly experience Joy, and may you help to bring Jesus’ promise of love for all our fellow men.

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