As we count down to Christmas my prayer for you is that you take extra special care of yourself… it is easy to get caught up in the many activities and demands and forget time for yourself.
Join me tomorrow evening at 7 p.m. as we remember those who are no longer with us… this includes not only loved ones but beloved pets, relationships, and whatever loss you have experienced. You do have to register to get the Zoom link.
I have heard from many of you that you are enjoying the Reel to Real series I am doing on Sundays. This past Sunday the movie was It’s a Wonderful Life. Ironically on Saturday night it was on television. It is a classic with Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed. Jimmy Stewart is George Bailey, whose loan business falls on hard times. It is Christmas Eve day and the bank auditors have arrived. There was an $8,000 deposit that was lost. George is beside himself and humbles himself and goes to Mr. Potter, who has all the money in the small town of Bedford Falls and has been trying to shut George down, and asks for a loan. Mr. Potter turns him down. George sees no out and decides to end his life.
There has been activity in the celestial realm, and Clarence has been reviewing George’s life and has been sent to wake George up. He shows George what the lives of all who George knows and cares about would have been if George had never lived. There are so many teachings in this film. I am not going into them here, but if you weren’t with me on Sunday watch it now.
I leave you with this to carry you through until Christmas…
And this is what it means to prepare for the Virgin Birth…
Christ, O Christ be born in me today.
Renew me in Thine own Spirit;
restore in me the virgin state of consciousness whereby I recognize God only.
This coming Sunday will be Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
You are a blessing in my life,
Rev. Patricia Bessey