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Lincoln, Nebraska  68505

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NEWS LETTER
MT. OLIVE EVANGLICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH            DECEMBER 2018

 NEWSLETTER Mt. Olive Evangelical Lutheran Church December 2018 BORN ON CHRISTMAS? This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 1 John 4:9-10 It was two days before Christmas. There was a long line at the Post Office as people were trying frantically to use overnight mail to get Christmas packages to people on time. A woman with three little girls in tow finally reached the counter. "Can you get this package to Vancouver, BC, tomorrow?" she asked. "I can, lady but it will cost you." "How much?" "$47.40" "Gracious," she said, "That's a lot, but I've got to do it. This present is for my father. It has to be there before Christmas... because you see, Christmas is also his birthday." "Man! What a bum deal that is!" said the postal clerk. "I'm sure am glad I don't know anyone born on Christmas Day!" Someone in the line spoke up. "I sure am glad I do!" Let me ask you something... do you know the one born on Christmas day? Do you? Do you really know Him as Lord and Savior? Do you know this One who came to visit and redeem and save? Do you believe in Him? Do you know how much He loves you? Do you know what He has gone through by coming here, and that He did that all for YOU? Have you ever heard these words? 1 John 4:9-10 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. 10This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. He wants you to know Him. He wants you to believe in Him. He wants you to know how much He loves you. And He wants you to celebrate his birthday. You can even give each other presents. But remember whose birthday it is. Remember who was born on Christmas Day. Remember that He was born here as a helpless baby to live a human life alongside us, and pay a heavy price to make peace between us and his Father. Send Him a little thank-you gift for that this year. Do a little contemplating on the awesome miracle, the amazing grace, the wondrous love that it took for God to become man. The Lord born as an infant... To make you and me right with God. To forgive us. To gain heaven for us. Aren't you glad you know Someone born on Christmas Day? Lord, thank you for letting me know Someone, your Son, who was born on Christmas for my sins. Amen.

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