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Story & Surprise!

For Christmas I received a gift from my wife that truly surprised me.  In the past I usually had a fairly good idea in the realm of what she would get me for Christmas.  This year she spent a little more on me than in previous years.  The gift is a practical gift and something that will be used in a hobby of mine.  Ask me in person what it is if your curiosity gets the best of you.  I believe she was fairly pleased with herself and enjoyed seeing my response. 

I happen to believe that my Father in heaven enjoys seeing his children respond  joyfully in acknowledging the gifts and surprises he gives us. He really does have some wonderful surprises in store for all of those who follow Jesus.  As we enter 2023, may we all have a positive outlook anticipating the good things God wants to bestow on those He loves.  Remember “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.” James 1:17.  Two other Scriptures in my devotions this week bear this out as well.  First in the Psalms:

Psalm 35:27 states, “Let those who delight in my righteousness shout for joy and be glad and say evermore, ‘Great is the LORD, who delights in the welfare of his servant!’” Also pointedly 1 Corinthians states: But as it is written, “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,” nor has it entered into the heart of man, “the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” 1Corinthians 2:9 

So, please choose to enter 2023 with a hope and optimism befitting children of the most High God. Pastor Larry

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