Good News at Christmas!

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    Here is the verse I am reflecting on today:   Proverbs 25:25----"Like cold water to a weary soul is good news from a distant land.”


    One thing that brings me refreshing moments is getting Christmas cards and letters from people who are far away, some overseas serving as missionaries.  Hearing the news of what God is doing in distant places through friends who are pouring out their lives to bring the good news of great joy like the angels declared that first Christmas---that prompts a smile in my heart.


    What about you?  What is that cold water, the good news from a distant land that refreshes you?


    Does hearing from old friends this time of year give you a boost?  Maybe you’re alone this year and the good news you need to hear is that God is with you, he is NOT distant or far away.


    Maybe YOUR  heart  is in need of a refreshing touch as loved ones are not with you this year…..maybe good news can come as you open the Bible.   I mean might that refreshing word is from not a distant land but a future hope that only seems a little distant.


    Maybe for you Proverbs 25:25 means God wants YOU to share good news to a distant person.   Hey, it’s never too late to send someone a text or email or card and encourage a friend! 


    It’s true, "Like cold water to a weary soul is good news from a distant land.”   But there is more.   There is not just good news but  GREAT News.  The Christmas story is about a God who made himself close and available to us.  He is not distant.  He is the centerpiece of Christmas. 


    We hope you are encouraged and being refreshed in Jesus these days!


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