I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.
Indeed there is much darkness in our world still. It is at this time of year, though, that our focus on hope should be renewed. Jesus came into a world full of darkness on a dark night. Even on that dark night the darkness was driven back as was seen by what occurred in front of the eyes of simple shepherds minding their own business. That light, the LIGHT, is needed more than ever in our own time. The message of hope and peace still resonates.
I am currently sitting in an airport in Des Moines, IA, waiting to catch a flight to join my beautiful bride and 3 of my children in San Antonio. Family is important and being with those we love and cherish is crucial. I pray that your Christmas is full of those you love.
May hope and peace reign in your hearts and midst this day and every day. And may the the hope and peace that is only possible through Jesus Christ reign in our world.