Dear friends, family and neighbors. 2020 has been one of the most challenging years in recent history. The pandemic has affected millions of people and the 2020 election has left our country even more divided. Yet, it is in the miracle of the Christmas season that we are reminded that hope can spring forth from the darkness.
Each Christmas reminds us of a beautiful baby boy being born in Bethlehem. He came in the midst of global darkness to reveal God's love to a lost world. We've all heard the Christmas story before, but it is seasons like this that make what Jesus did even more relevant to our everyday lives.
As we usher in the end of a challenging year, let us look forward to the hope of 2021. This hope is not based upon a vaccine, a new president, or any gift that we could receive from a loved one. This hope is firmly founded upon these two facts: There is a God, who sent his Son into the world, to give his life, for all those who believe. And for all those who believe, we are promised eternal life even beyond the changing times of the seasons. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
From Jomo and Sharon Johnson