Merry Christmas!

On behalf of the three stalwart employees here at the corporate offices of (me, myself, and I), I want to wish you, my faithful readers and friends, a Merry Christmas.

My favorite part of the Christmas story is when the angel said to Joseph, “Do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife.  For the child within her was conceived by the Holy Spirit.  And she will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” (Matthew 1:20-21)

He will save his people from their sins.

Aren’t you thankful that we now come to God through a person rather than a procedure?

That Old Testament procedure of 613 laws (365 ‘thou shalt nots’ and 248 ‘thou shalts’) was a heavy, heavy burden that we don’t have to worry about.  Paul said, “The law was designed to last only until the coming of the child who was promised.” (Galatians 3:19)


Whatever else you celebrate this Christmas, don’t forget the person who changed everything.

Marilyn and I will be on a road trip to Illinois starting Christmas day.  We’ll have Christmas music playing in the car, snacks to munch on, and eagle eyes watching for any kind of restaurant that is open.  (Thank you, Waffle House, for always being there for Christmas travelers.)  After a few days with our parents, we’ll make our way back to Florida and gear up for another exciting year–our 25th–at Poinciana Christian Church.

Wow.  Twenty-five years as pastor of the same church, and it’s still standing.

And people wonder if there are miracles.

Thank you, Jesus.






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7 Responses to Merry Christmas!

  1. Charlie says:

    Mark & Marilyn,

    A very Merry Christmas to both of you.

    Have a wonderful visit in Illinois.

    We’ll look forward to seeing you on your return.

    Charlie & Karen

  2. Bill & Sandy says:

    Mark – Safe journey for you and Marilyn and Merry Christmas – Bill & Sandy

  3. Marg says:

    May you and your family have safe travel Mark and a very blessed Christmas and Happy new year to you both

  4. Bill & Sandy says:

    Mark – Safe journey for you and Marilyn – Merry Christmas and Congratulations on your 25th Year – Bill & Sandy

  5. Ed Williamson says:

    Merry Christmas to you and yours brother Mark! I really appreciate your ministry! God bless you!

  6. Gloria Pla says:

    Merry Christmas for you and Marilyn. Hope you will enjoy the trip and be back safe.
    I love Christmas time, for me it is a quite time when I use to meditate and thanks GOD for the life and all the blessings he has given to me and specially for HIS SON and for all the promises that came along with HIS birth. It is true we should never be afraid..

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