Merry Christmas

Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.

2 Corinthians 9:15

Several weeks ago we began decorating our fifth-wheel trailer for Christmas.  We have a beautiful four-foot tree, lights strung up throughout the trailer, a manger scene, and two little girls who are convinced that we have the best life ever. A few days after we began decorating, I overheard Audrey playing with the manger scene. I looked into the girls’ room to find Joseph, Mary, and baby Jesus at the stable and all the other characters (shepherds, sheep, camels, wisemen, and donkeys) lined up single-file. Then I heard Audrey say, “Tickets, please?” When I inquired as to what the tickets were for, she said matter-of-factly, “So they can all see baby Jesus!” If a three-year old can see the importance of this ‘Baby’ to allshould not we as adults act upon the treasure that we hold so dear? Should not we share it with all?

During the past few months, we have had the privilege of preaching in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee. The Lord has blessed mightily and we have seen many decisions for Christ! We have had a few unexpected situations come up during our travels but the Lord has continued to care for us every step of the way. Last week, Audrey came down with a cold that quickly turned into double pneumonia. We took her to an Urgent Care where we were in Kentucky. They sent us to the ER, and from there they transported us to the children’s hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. The doctors took such good care of Audrey and after two nights and a day in PICU she was able to come home. A few days later Julianna ended up in the ER with a bad case of croup. Praise the Lord, both girls are now home recuperating and are doing well.

So many have prayed for us and gone out of their way to help us over the past few weeks, we would surely overlook someone if we began naming names. Thank you all so much for your love and concern. We praise the Lord for you and pray for you regularly. May you all have a very Merry Christmas!