The Psalmist declared, "That I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living."
Psalm 27:3b. As we reflect upon this season of the year, our hearts have been warmed by these words.
We are blessed each day to see the goodness of the Lord in the people God has given us the privilege of serving in His name. It is a GREAT JOY to celebrate Christmas with the Providence
family. God has brought, and continues to bring together, a special family characterized by hope, joy, peace and love. We see God's goodness as He enables us to experience the meaning of Christmas each day of the year.
We see the goodness of God through God placing His Hand upon us. These are days when we surely feel the presence of God in our midst. We see Him at work through the ministries of the Providence family, transforming lives, creating real community and prividing help, healing and hope to people experiencing brokenness. We know that "SURELY THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD IS IN THIS PLACE".
When people enter our home, they focus their eyes on a plaque that reads, "We see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living". We "thank you" for being who you are and for reflecting the goodness of God. We must hasten to add that we do more than see the goodness of God in you, we experience the goodness of God.
We experience God's goodness:
In the kind words of love and affirmation you share.
In the prayers you pray for us and others.
In your love for and the ministry you share with one another.
In the songs you sing.
In your testimony, "CHURCH IS NOT ABOUT US, IT'S ALL ABOUT HIM!"
In the support you provide for those less fortunate.
THIS CHRISTMAS SEASON WE EXPERIENCE GOD'S GOODNESS BY BEING WITH A CHURCH THAT HAS BECOME FAMILY TO US. TO EACH MEMBER OF OUR FAMILY; THANK YOU FOR SHARING GOD'S GOODNESS WITH US, AND WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS.
DOC AND MARGARET