Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Pastor Ben's Wishes From Nigeria

When I want my faith to be rocked (in a good way), I turn to Pastor Ben at the Faith Alive Hospital in Nigeria. May his greeting this Christmas also move you.

“Christmas came with three gifts: gold, frankincense and myrrh. These I wish you all but with this caution.

As you enjoy the gold and frankincense, take note of bitterness (myrrh) that may come along the way.

As you echo out the songs of joy the angels sang, remember also the voice and tears of those in pain at this period because Rachael also mourned in Bethlehem for her children and refused to be comforted.

To those who are confused as to what direction to go, I wish you look up and be led by the star of Christmas to your destiny.

Breaking news! ...Don’t be afraid. Behold, I bring you good news. Today a savior is born in Bethlehem……May that savior be born in you today.

As they came to Bethlehem, they met Mary with the Child. As you celebrate Christmas, may people find you with that child.

Gold and frankincense were found in the manger because of Jesus. May your life be decorated with all the gifts of God at this season.

Mary and Joseph ran away with the baby. May you not leave Jesus behind because of problems, but carry him along.

Christmas attracted three diplomatic guests (magi) to Bethlehem. May your life attract important guests that will add joy and greatness to your life at this period.

Mary and Joseph escaped the sword that came to Bethlehem. May you escape all evil that may arise at this period.”

(Photo of Pastor Ben with his beautiful family, taken earlier this year.)

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