Thursday, December 16, 2010

Everlasting Life

I grew up in Lake Tahoe, California surrounded by beautiful pine trees. These trees were evergreen; their needles did not turn golden or red with the coming of autumn, but remained an ever healthy green. It is a symbol of everlasting life. It's the reason why so many Christmas wreaths are made of pine boughs, and why the Christmas tree stands in our homes as a symbol of Christ and His gift of ever lasting life.

With the unexpected death of our dear son this year, it is the gift of life for which we are most mindful. Our faith has deepened and we are grateful for the Son of God that brings life and light to a sorrowing world.

Hail the heav'n born Prince of Peace.
Hail the Son of Righteousness!
Light and life to all he brings.
Rin'n with healing in his wings.
Mild he lays his glory by.
Born that man no more may die;
Born to raise the Sons of earth,
Born to give them second birth.
Hark! The herald angels sing!
Glory to the new born King!

May you find peace and joy in the season!

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