A Christmas Message From Deer Creek Camp

A message from us to you.

Ever since I was a child, Christmas was my favorite time of year. There is something about decorating our family Christmas tree and watching “White Christmas” at least 5 times that always fills my heart with joy.  I would wait for Santa to come on Christmas Eve and stay up late to hear the jingle bells from Santa’s sleigh.  I attended church with my parents and even sang in the church choir.  “Silent Night” was my favorite song to sing.  Although I loved Christmas, I realize now that I loved Christmas for a lot of the wrong reasons.  During my time at Texas A&M I saw a Christmas presentation called “The Star of Bethlehem”.  Rick Larson, a lawyer interested in history and astronomy, put together an incredible presentation connecting his two interests with the story of Christ’s birth.  He takes a look into the Old Testament prophecies and the gospel of Matthew as well as other scriptures and proves that they are truth by what is recorded in ancient logs and books.  I don’t know if a lot of y’all are like me when it comes to history, but I can’t get enough of it.

We are called to believe and have faith even when we can’t provide any physical evidence that the things we believe took place, well here is something that we can prove.  I hope that you all take a moment to look on this website and read a little bit about the research that went into this presentation.  It will give you a new insight to this time of year and the incredible miracle that Jesus’s birth was.  Born of virgin, Christ was brought into this world to die for our sins.  What an incredible gift, more important than any gift that Santa will bring or that is wrapped up underneath the tree.  We have a Heavenly Father that loves us so much that He sent His Son to earth knowing that He would be persecuted, beaten, and killed for His people that He loved unconditionally.  I am thankful for the reminders that it is not about the presents, the music on the radio, or the decorations. Christmas is about love, God’s love.

www.bethlehemstar.net

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