Christmas and the New Year are times for gifts and new things. And while the materialistic culture around us would like to focus on bright, shiny, new toys for women, men, girls and boys, the beauty of the season from Christianity’s perspective are the gifts that last forever.
“Thanks man!” came his smiling response as we shook hands. We then exchanged a few sentences of small talk that I can’t remember, before he spoke the words I’ll never forget. The words he said next were simple, yet so sincere. Friendly yet fearless. They were powerful and felt providential.
“For we are God’s Masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” (Ephesians 2:10)
As I watch Gracie being a puppy, I can’t help but think of evangelism and the cause of Christ. Really! You may be thinking, “How in the world do you think of evangelism and Jesus Christ when watching your puppy?!” Good question. Hear me out on this.
Summer is an amazing time for all kinds of outdoor activities in our mountain community. I wonder if it is time to combine our love of summer-wonder with our new thirst for being contagious Christians?