This video I’m sharing tonight, The Gospel Road, is a beautiful video that is the first of seven short parts. You can click on the others if you want to watch them after this initial part one.
This is a special video that is narrated by Johnny Cash. It’s so different and sincere. It’s really meaningful and a video that demonstrates to music who Jesus Christ really was when He walked the earth, before ascending to the right hand of the Father.
Christmas Eve has been kind of a bittersweet time in my life. I lost my mother one year ago today, this morning. I still miss her a great deal. There have been a lot of changes in my life in this last year since my mother died. I’ve grown immensely as a Christian. I’ve met new people and made some new friends in Christ. I’ve also met people that aren’t Christian, whom I’ve become fond of, who I respect, who appear to respect me. All in all, it’s been good.
I was a member of a small online community for several years that meant the world to me, but that changed a few months ago. I was quite hurt by what happened there and resentful at first, but that uprooting created great opportunity for me that was surprising, and I’ve found a new place to write and share my ongoing daily spiritual journey with Jesus Christ. This has been an incredible blessing for me.
I have loved the people I’ve been meeting here at WordPress.com, who comment and push the like button on most of my posts, who regularly read me. All of you have surprised me in your wisdom and the love within your hearts. Your maturity, your intellectualism, your sincerity — it’s more than I ever dreamed. I feel like I belong here among you and that I’ve found a home. I made my way here along a virtual path and was welcomed by you and it’s a good feeling, a blessed feeling. It’s wonderful to have you reading what I write and sharing your own beautiful writings with me. You are all so creative!
WordPress.com is wonderful in the way it has challenged me to write regularly due to Post a Day 2011. The discipline this demanded has been incredible and it’s been a great commitment that I’ve just flourished under.
And now it’s Christmas time and I’m blessed by the true meaning of Jesus Christ within my life, and the knowing that I’m never alone, that I’ve been made whole and clean of my sins in the sight of God, my Father in Heaven. Thanks to the birth of Jesus Christ, I am having the greatest relationship of my existence, and it is a great adventure that never bores me or leaves me berefit.
My daughter and I attended a beautiful Christmas Eve candlelight service tonight that was touching and unique. We met many new neighbors at that church that we haven’t been introduced to before. We were welcomed and treated kindly and we’ll probably return regularly on Sundays there because we felt so at home.
It’s a small church, but I felt the presence of God within those people and we were able to just be ourselves. The evening was truly about the love of Jesus Christ, and sharing the beauty of loving God, together with the people who attended. This is what Christmas is really all about.
I hope all of you are able to experience a wonderful, pleasant Christmas morning. I hope that whatever you are doing, or whomever you are with, that you’re happy, warm, and comforted by your surroundings. I hope you are able to share a nice Christmas meal and that you can give something to someone else, as you’ve been freely given to.
May God bless and keep all of you, and Merry Christmas to you.
(The Gospel Road)