We had a wonderful family get together at Thanksgiving as usual. On Saturday following my son Timothy, his son Josiah [my grandson], and son-in-law Sam made a trip to St. Louis to watch the Cassville Wildcats defeat the Bowling Green Bobcats 23-7 in the Edward Jones Dome for the 3A State Championship. Quite a trip.
Now Winter has come. Such a delight it always is for me for the shortest day for daylight hours of of the year to roll around, and then, the days start getting longer. The sun has reached its lowest point in the Southern hemisphere and then begins its trek back North. That tells me that Spring and Summer are not far behind.
Now another Christmas has come and gone. We have celebrated the birth of our Lord and Savior. It is sad to me that far too many do not know what Christmas is about. How can it be wrong to remember God sending His Son? “This is the work of God, that you believe on Him whom He sent” (John 6:29). “Sent” to die for the sins of the world. “Sent” to do the Father’s will. “Sent” through the virgin conception and virgin birth through a woman named Mary. “Sent”, born in a manger in Bethlehem. No shame, no guilt, no sin for all who will trust in this One who was “Sent” to die for our sins.
It may be Winter, Spring is however, just around the corner.
-Tim A. Blankenship