A Christmas Benediction
Dr. Ray PritchardDr. Ray Pritchard is the president of Keep Believing Ministries, an Internet-based ministry serving Christians in 225 countries. He is the author of 29 books, including Stealth Attack, Fire and Rain, Credo, The ABCs of Christmas, The Healing Power of Forgiveness, An Anchor for the Soul and Why Did This Happen to Me? Ray and Marlene, his wife of 39 years, have three sons - Josh, Mark and Nick, two daughters-in-law- Leah and Vanessa, and four grandchildren - Knox, Eli, Penny and Violet. His hobbies include biking, surfing the Internet, and anything related to the Civil War.
- 2007 Dec 24
Here’s a wonderful Christmas benediction that John Armstrong shared a year ago. He heard it in church and then mentioned it on his weblog.
"May you be filled with the wonder of Mary, the obedience of Joseph, the joy of the angels, the eagerness of the shepherds, the determination of the magi, and the peace of the Christ child. Almighty God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit bless you now and forever."
Yesterday I received this note from Arizona:
"I want to let you know I used the Christmas benediction you posted on your blog this morning in the main service. I was amazed by how many people came up to me after the service and told me how much they appreciated it. It fitted perfectly with the message of the senior pastor.
Thanks for your gift to the rest of us who preside at worship services. It’s a nice Christmas gift to me. Your generosity in sharing that great benediction with others is appreciated."
The power of the Internet is amazing. From the pastor John heard to his blog to my blog to the ministry leader in Arizona who who used it yesterday and evidently God used it to touch many hearts. I love being part of a chain reaction like that.