Season’s Greetings! Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas!
Best wishes and warmest regards to you and your families from all of us at the Kamogawa Church.
While this is a busy time as 2012 comes to a close, and we prepare for Christmas Day and Christmas celebrations, and also look forward to the New Year, with more celebrating with family and friends, let us remember to take some time to reflect about ourselves as Christians, and what that means, and about Jesus Christ in our lives, and how the Word of God can be a strength and inspiration and a positive force in all our lives.
Yesterday I met with an old friend who is going through difficult times and we talked about that. Our discussion reminded me again about the deeper meaning of Christmas and the birth of Christ.
Let us strive to use our knowledge about the Christmas Story and its message of HOPE, and God’s Word, the Gospel, and Jesus’ life story and message to be a strength and inspiration not only in our own lives but also in the lives of all the people we interact with every day.
May we always remain thoughtful and thankful for all of God’s bountiful blessings, and use our good fortune and prosperity to help and support those who are less fortunate than us.
In Jesus’ name, we pray for you and your family’s good health and happiness this holiday season!
With most sincere and warmest regards!
Daniel P. Arakelian and Family
The Kamogawa Church