The Green Family has moved from the awe Christmas eve inspires to Christmas dinner, to the opening of gifts in front of a roaring fire, to everyone taking an afternoon nap, comatose from too much good food. It’s a good time to wish the Seattle church Merry Christmas. Lynne and I hope each and every one of you were able to make a precious family or friendship connection on this special day–a set time to acknowledge God bringing His Son into the world to save it from sin and shame, from emptiness, and from death itself. Joy to the world.
Sunday I spoke on the Westside about Dreams at Christmas and for the New year, acknowledging our dreams are never easily procured and always include the facing and transcending of spiritual obstacles. We talked about three dreams for the New Year, one which we will open focusing on the theme, “Eternal”: 1) The Dream to truly Walk with God, as a man does with his Best Friend; 2) The Dream to See what we dearly long for in God’s Church; 3) The Dream to Reclaim our apostolic purpose of fishing for men–changing our neighborhoods, our workplaces, our cities, our nation one act of service at a time, one conversation at a time. These small but heartfelt and persistent gifts to others will make all the difference.
Please pray for the Greens as we journey back to Hong Kong December 30 for the 25th anniversary of the Hong Kong Church. It will be a time of laughter, tears, remembering, and dreaming.
God bless us, every one!