Friday, December 23, 2011

Hope at Christmas and All Year Long


Merry Christmas from Red Couch Recipes.  There is HOPE and Joy for all of us at Christmas!

For years, I have decorated my tree with those things that remind me about the true reason for Christmas.  This Christmas I bring to you a message of HOPE and Joy! 


There is Hope for all of us.  We do not have to go through life alone.

In  Matthew 11:28-30 of the Holy Bible we read:

"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest unto your souls.  For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."

There is HOPE  for the distressed and anxious.

There is HOPE for those that suffer with addictions.

There is HOPE  for the unemployed.

There is HOPE  for the abused.

There is HOPE  for the depressed.

There is HOPE for the dieing.

There is HOPE for those that have lost a loved one.

There is HOPE for those that have lost their way.

There is HOPE for those that feel unloved.

There is HOPE  that have been unfairly judged.

There is HOPE for those in despair.

There is HOPE for those who have been mistreated.


There is JOY in the Christmas season because Jesus was born!



There is JOY in the Christmas season because Jesus was born!

"And the angel said unto them: Fear not; for, behold, I bring you good tiding of great Joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savour, which is Christ the Lord." (Luke 2:  10-11)


If you have lost your way, please trust in the Lord and pray to Him!  He is the only true source of light.  My favorite scripture for years has been the following:

"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge him and he shall direct thy paths."
Proverbs 3: 5-6

Merry Christmas from Red Couch Recipes!

16 comments:

Kristin said...

Beautiful! Merry Christmas!

Barbara F. said...

A truly beautiful post, Joni. Merry Christmas to you and your family. xo

Lisa said...

Merry Christmas Joni and all the best in the new year!
Lisa

Sherry said...

How beautiful this post is Joni! Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Sherry

Beth said...

Beautiful, Joni. Love your tree and love how you emphasized HOPE.
Merry Christmas, Beth

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Lovely thoughts. A very Merry Christmas to you and your family, Joni!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Beautiful post Joni! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

Jacqueline said...

Wonderful and your tree is beautiful. Have a very Merry Christmas!

Sue said...

Beautiful, Joni. Merry Christmas!

Pam at Antique or Not said...

Thank you for that beautiful post, Joni. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Hugs,
Pam

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very nice! Merry Christmas Joni, have fun with the kids:@)

Pondside said...

Merry Christmas, Joni!! I have enjoyed your posts so much for the past year and look forward to those yet to come!

Linda said...

Merry christmas Joni.
I have always enjoyed your posts along with your sister's. Your recipes are wonderful. here's wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas.

Marlis said...

Merry Christmas Joni, truly a lovely post. He is our hope! xoxo marlis

Wedding Supplier said...

Beautiful Christmas tree and awesome posting. I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas.

Kathleen said...

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Joni, and I wish you many blessings in 2012!

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