Marcy S., age 51, North Carolina

Lord Jesus, I believe it was You who woke me up at 3:15 this morning and put this burden on my heart for Uncle Walter and all the other dear friends and relatives I’ve been trying to write the annual Christmas news letter to. It’s become more and more of a chore the last few years — feeling I had to report on each member of the family. This is okay, I guess, and of interest but not the kind of news that will really bless anyone. This Christmas I want to somehow share the new life You have given me, precious Lord, because I want all these others to have it (You) too. I offer each one to You now as I write these cards and ask that You will prepare each heart to receive what You want to say through me. Oh, bring each one into Your Kingdom, Lord, for Your honor and glory. Amen.