In the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, a joyful, blessed and glorious Christmas to all of you!
With gratefulness, we celebrate this special season because of its rich significance for us. We are amazed at the supreme act of love in the entire history of mankind – the Almighty Father giving His only begotten Son to rescue us from the curse of sin and death.
Once again, Christmas reminds us of the absolute truth in John 1:14, “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” Our Lord Jesus Christ, “the Word who was with God and who was God” came to our world to lead us back to God.
Truly, we can never belittle the meaning of such divine love that gave us another chance in life. Without it, we are all destined to suffer from eternal separation from His loving presence. Yet, because of His mercy and compassion, He made a way to lift us up from our hopeless and helpless situation.
By sending our Lord Jesus Christ, our Almighty God has offered us the most important position we can ever attain – to be His child. Galatians 3:26 says, “So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith.” We were lost, but we have been found by God, adopted into His family and thus given that opportunity to experience life in its fullness (John 10:10 – The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full).
Hence, as children of God, we must claim all the benefits of our Lord Jesus Christ’s complete redemptive work for us – Spirit-filled wisdom, genuine transformation in our life, holistic healing, signs, wonders, miracles, true prosperity, as well as the power to create an impact to our nation.
This Christmas, I pray that you remember and claim all God’s promises for you as His beloved child. Be assured always that every promise He has for you is settled in heaven. And when you wholehearted put your faith and trust in our Living God, you will definitely experience the overflow of heavenly blessings in every aspect of your life.
Again, a wondrous and victorious Christmas to all of us!
All glory to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
Bro. Eddie C. Villanueva
- Spiritual Director/International President, JILCW
A truly blessed, joyful and wonderful Christmas to all of us!
Can you feel it? This very strange feeling of surprise – that, in what seemed to be just a blink of an eye, we are here again feeling the cold breeze of December and listening to familiar tunes that strike a chord in our hearts.
It’s Christmas time again! The perfect time for get-togethers with friends and reunion among family members. No matter how simple or grand these celebrations are, we can’t help but be overwhelmed by the ecstatic feeling that pervades this special season.
Why, we ask. There is only one reason: it is because, above all else, we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The historic moment that became the turning point in the entire story of humanity. The source of genuine and lasting joy! By giving His Son Jesus for the redemption of the world, the Almighty Father has bestowed upon us all kinds of blessings that this world can never surpass.
Now, as we once again enjoy the true essence of Christmas, let us all be reminded of the angel’s reassuring words for Mary in Luke 1:37, “For nothing will be impossible for God.” In Jesus Christ, we can take hold of the same promise in our lives whenever impossibilities try to hinder us from becoming who God wants us to be.
For every impossible dream that we have…
For every impossible opportunity to serve God…
For every impossible blessing for us and our family…
For every impossible thing in life, let us declare with faith: Nothing will be impossible for the God who loves me unconditionally!
This Christmas, let us fully surrender our lives to our Lord Jesus Christ and trust that He has plans which no eye has seen, no ear has heard and no mind has ever conceived.
Again, a truly blessed, joyful and wonderful Christmas to all of us!
May God’s abounding peace, joy and blessings be upon you and your family!
Sis. Joni Villanueva-Tugna
- Executive Director, JILCW