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God is in the blessing business. I grew up hearing this repeatedly from our minister and I always took comfort in this belief and this wonderful truth. Think of the blessings we have been given. There is the blessing of our life, the blessing of Jesus’ life and the blessing of our shared life of the one who teaches us the meaning, purpose and wonder of all life.

It is too easy to let doubts and fears overwhelm us, but then I remember the blessing of the Christ and suddenly my focus shifts to new possibility.

Is Jesus our original blessing? I must answer that in the affirmative, for Jesus was with God in the beginning – at the start of all creation. When God made the earth, Jesus was there. When God made the dome of the sky, with the stars, the pure air and the winds of Spirit, Jesus was there. When God made humankind, in all of humanities uniqueness and perfection, Jesus was there. Jesus was there, and Jesus is here still. The fullness of Jesus is present as creation continues today and Jesus continues in us with each new tomorrow. This is indeed our original blessing, our connection with the Divine in all of Its magnificence, intelligence and power.

The perfect gift of Jesus. The gift from which all gifts of the Spirit flow.

The same yesterday, today and tomorrow.

When we can affirm this truth then this becomes not just another Christmas, but our best Christmas ever.

Rev. Jefferson Beeker


We live our lives one thought at a time. Let each of those thoughts really count for something wonderful.

Be prepared to change your thinking and change your life.

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