Holy Calling

He has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace, which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began. This has now been made evident through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who has abolished death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.
– 2 Timothy 1:9, 10

Jesus saved me and called me with a holy calling. His call is not based on what I can do. It is given to me because of God’s grace – because He wanted to. God had a purpose for me before He ever spoke “Let there be light.” And if by that command there was light, so also will His purpose and calling be accomplished in my life. I know this is true, because Jesus conquered everything that seeks to hinder and tear me down: sin and death. The Gospel brings life and light that cannot be extinguished.

You are my Sunshine

Jackson read our Scripture passage for our Christmas Countdown. On the Bible is his sun ornament.

Christmas Countdown Day 8 focused on the sun. Jackson led our Scripture time, and did an excellent job of reading our passage in Luke 1. We learned that after Elizabeth gave birth, her family wanted to name the baby boy after his father. Zechariah refused, and because he still couldn’t talk, he wrote on his tablet, “His name is John.” Right away, Zechariah’s tongue was loosed and he began to praise God and prophecy! He described his son John preparing the way for the Messiah. That savior would be like the sun, shining light over a dark land. We talked about how when the sun comes up, we know a new day has begun. Jesus can make our hearts new, just like that! We made sun ornaments and sang new lyrics to “You are my sunshine.”

You are my sunshine,
My Jesus sunshine.
You make me happy
When skies are gray.
O Baby Jesus,
How much I love you!
You have brought
Me sunshine today.