At Christmas time we remember the Birth of Jesus. Over 2000 years ago Jesus entered history and forever changed it so much that now we count the years by Him.
Born in a stable amongst the animals, witnessed by shepherds who worked through the night to protect their animals. Christmas is a time for joyful reunions with family and friends.
For Christians, we reflect on the hope found in the birth of Jesus Christ. We marvel at a Creator who does not abandon us or expect us to try to ascend to Him. We find great hope in a God who leaves the heavens to be with us. We see the goodness of a Father who sends His Son Jesus as a gift of love to us. And we joyfully await the advent of this King who will establish peace forever.
Christmas is time for joyful reunions with family and friends. It’s also a time to remember and assist those in our midst for whom it can be a difficult time who have lost family members or live alone. Please take some time to reach out to friends and neighbours to let them know they are loved. Drop off a meal, schedule a phone call, or visit with elderly folks around you.
As we gather this Christmas season, let us pause and reflect on the many blessings we have received and rejoice that we continue to live in the best place on earth.
May the wonderful gifts from God of Joy, Hope, Peace, and Love be with you throughout the year!
From Aliyah, Seeley, Jillian, Daniel, Claire, Melissa and myself – Merry Christmas and God Bless.
Arnold Viersen, MP
Peace River – Westlock