Dr. Greg McFadden & wife, Sheila
The next few weeks will be congested with parties, appointments, and crowds. From city streets to crowded malls everyone it seems will be looking to find the perfect gift for that special someone. I recently read that during one such busy Christmas season a woman waited impatiently for the elevator doors in the department store to open. Finally they parted only to reveal an over- crowded elevator. But in the true holiday spirit the crowd pushed to the back leaving just enough room for the package laden shopper to squeeze in. “I wish they would find out who is behind all this Christmas mess, take him outside and beat the life out of him,” she complained. Grunts, chuckles, and nods gave their approval of the sentiment. Then from the back of an elevator an aging voice quietly spoke, “They already did.”
In a heavenly twist of irony, the greatest gift ever given or received is the cause of the Christmas season. The prayer of First Baptist Church is that you have discovered you are the special someone and Heaven’s Darling is that perfect gift. During these days of pushing and shoving and chaotic life, come and let us introduce to you to the one great gift of eternal life, perfect peace, and joy unparalleled. Please don’t ignore the gift with your name on it! Merry Christmas from the staff and membership of First Baptist Church!