How to make the message in your cards more inspiring this season.
The chorus starts off like this: "He lives, He lives, Christ Jesus lives today..."
"Well, how do you know He lives?" Comes the questioning chorus from a multitude of faucets around us.
You can joyfully finish the the Hymn's chorus, "He walks with me and talks with me along life's narrow way. You ask me how I know He lives, well, He lives within my heart!"
And there in winter blooms the most amazing opportunity to say that Jesus -- this Savior that they say was born around this time -- is still alive.
Do you know what the Bible says about why Jesus came? “And she shall bring forth a son, and you shall call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.” (Matthew 1:21).
Well, my friends, have you experienced Jesus' saving grace in your life in some way or another lately?
There are other Bible verses that describe why heaven was emptied for you and me. How has Christ's mission to save humanity personally and powerfully transformed you in some way? Do you have any recent stories to tell?
I recommend turning to that old hymn "He Lives" and reading the words, asking yourself as you read: are these words true for me? How? Spend some time prayerfully praising God for who He is and for what He has done for you. Record your praises. Revise them into at least one or two paragraphs and write them in your cards this year. You may have different testimonies or encouraging stories you'd like to share with different people.
Let your honest and open heart of praise uplift and inspire people this holiday season!
Need some quick words to throw in card but not sure what to say? And you want it to be unique and special? Here are a few quotes I liked that you can use or adapt:
As the Holiday Season is upon us, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and on those who have helped shape our lives in a most significant way. We value our friendship with you and look forward to continued friendship in the New year. Thank you.
May JOY be your gift at Christmas. And may Faith, Hope, and Love be your assurance in the New Year.