From Carol Breese
Here we are in the midst of another holiday season. I so hope that in the midst of all of these goings-on, you are able to keep up with both Christmas shopping and the academic things before you go home for Christmas.
Noticing the lights, the color, the music, and the festival atmosphere, it seems as if something very special is being celebrated. Indeed it is, for as you know, we once again commemorate the greatest event in all of history. This is namely the birth of a baby in Bethlehem of Judea. This event is infinitely special because that baby is the Son of God and the Savior of mankind. We Christians especially enjoy Christmas because we have come to know Jesus Christ as Savior and very special friend. I hope that you say amen to this. Knowing Christ, we have what the Bible calls, joy unspeakable and full of glory.
This Christmas, I have two recommendations. The first is to take a moment to remember the Gospel and be sure of our own personal salvation. Knowing Christ is the greatest thing in life. Without Him, there is nothing in life that really matters.
Secondly, think for a moment about the world and its desperate need of Christ. Millions need to be saved but have never heard the Gospel. You and I can make a vital difference. The testimony of millions of young, articulate Christians could change this world as well as populate heaven.
I look forward to being in touch in this adventurous year to come. In the meantime, I will be praying for you. May this be the greatest year of learning and accomplishment you have ever known. Also, keep in touch. Lets believe the Lord to use us in these marvelous and dangerous days as we commit to our adventure of living for Christ.
Also, of course, a Merry Christmas to you and a Happy New Year.