|I had a pretty picture of Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus but it disappeared...??|
2012 has been an interesting year. (this is Marijo writing although Mick now actually has e-mail for his business and LIKES it!!!)
I finished radiation for my breast cancer in early February. The radiation followed the surgery I had in October 2011. They got it all and very early so I am blessed.
In June Mick parted company with his boss of 16 ½ years to start his own contracting business Alpine Construction Service. We had been praying about this for over 6 years and even though the economy looked bad felt this was the Lord’s timing. He is currently bidding 14 jobs and jumping through all the hoops to be licensed in 3 different counties. He is licensed in El Paso (Colorado Springs area) already. We just need signed contracts for him to start the jobs. Prayers appreciated.
In July I got to go to Iowa and see all the family including my niece, Marli and grandnieces Claudia and Maggie, from Korea! Their daddy, Ted, had his first command there and they love it. I also got to meet Ellicia, my nephew Paul’s daughter who is 2, for the first time and get caught up with my niece, Aimee. My niece by marriage, Talitha, was expecting their 2nd child but she was doing well. It is hard to think of my “little sister” with grandkids. She and Ken are just the best with those kids! We were celebrating Colette’s retirement!!
In October we went to Texas for the funeral of our dear Brother-in-law. George Aldama. We saw family there we hadn’t seen in years and had some good visits. We will miss George very much but know he is with our Lord Jesus. George loved the Lord very much and it was reflected in every facet of his life.
My next book will be coming out in just a few weeks. It is the second in the series of three devotionals. This one is called “Afternoon Whispers from the Heart of God” and will soon be available on Amazon, kindle, nook, Barnes and Nobel and after January in various Christian bookstores. Will keep you posted.
Simply love my publishers at RMS publishing. You can find me on the author page:http://www.author-me-rms.com/
God has been SO good to us. Mick and I are spending more time together with his business although I now have a new title “office manager” and with that comes some definite responsibilities. My accounting method is hilarious (zip lock baggies) but it had worked before when Mick had his own business. I am making spread sheets….
We have SO much to be thankful for. May you and your family draw even closer to our Lord Jesus during this season of His birth.
We love and miss you all!
Marijo and Mick
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Most of us have heard of the 7 Wonders of the World. They are amazing architectural achievements of the ancient world that leave us in awe. This awe-inspiring emotion is what the Bible was referring to in Isaiah 9:6 when more than 750 years before the birth of the Messiah the prophet said, in Isaiah 9:6…
6 For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, the Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
The birth of Jesus the Messiah was a wonderful thing, an amazing and breathtaking event, when a virgin, whom had been supernaturally impregnated by the Architect of the Universe, would bring forth a child… the very Son of God. It was a wonder of all wonders that God had poured the very essence of his being into the flesh and blood of the baby Jesus.
Wonderful, Wonderful Jesus… God with us!
However, if you haven’t come to know Him then you really cannot understand how wonderful Jesus is. Yet, it is for this Wonderful Jesus that the whole world takes pause every Christmas. We try to imitate the wonder of it all, with Christmas lights and Christmas trees and Christmas gifts. But, even with our most glamorous and elaborate celebrations we fall utterly short of replicating the true Wonder of Christmas… God’s gift to us.
So, what is so wonderful about Jesus?
Wonderful Jesus… gives sight to the blind, sound to the deaf, legs to the lame, health to the sick and casts out demons.
Wonderful Jesus… gives joy to the brokenhearted, hope to the hopeless, freedom to the enslaved, forgiveness to the unforgiven and love to the unlovable.
Wonderful Jesus… gives a home to the homeless, food to the hungry, drink to the thirsty, garments to the naked and light to those in darkness.
Wonderful Jesus… turned water to wine, multiplied the fish, calmed the raging storm, walked on water and raised the dead.
Wonderful Jesus… gave His words of life, His breath of the Spirit, His hands of healing, His knees to prayer and His feet to the gospel.
Wonderful Jesus… gave his head to a crown of thorns, his back to the lash, his hands and feet to the nails, his blood to the cross and his body to the grave.
Wonderful Jesus… rose from the grave, paid the price for sin, defeated Satan, ascended into heaven and sent His Holy Spirit.
Wonderful Jesus… He is the way, the truth and the life. He is the light and the life of the world. He is the Alpha and Omega, the Great I AM, the King of kings and Lord of lords.
This Christmas it is my prayer that you may celebrate our Wonderful Jesus. If you don't know him or you are wondering who he is, I pray that you may come to know the wonder of it all... that you will come to know our Wonderful Jesus. If you are looking for him, you may find him in the Holy Bible. Just read the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. You may also pray and ask God to reveal Jesus to you because He is still very much alive. He changed the course of world history and He can change your life. Wouldn't that be wonderful?
© Mark Parsec 2012