“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16 NKJV
We join with you in celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior, King Jesus! We just returned from a memorable weekend in Nashville where our dear friend and film director of the upcoming movie on Mylon’s life, Robert Deaton, drove two hours one way to attend our Sunday morning service. Mylon asked him to share how the movie came about. We thought you’d enjoy hearing how God orchestrated this dream come true. (Watch the video on our YouTube page.) Because of God’s great love for us all, He is working on your dreams too!
We recently watched an interview with a world renown singer who said her number one goal in life was “to be loved and to love.” Isn’t that what we all want? But without Jesus that goal isn’t possible because “God IS Love.” (I John 4:8) It was because of our Heavenly Father’s great LOVE that He sent His Son, Jesus to the earth as a sacrifice for our sins. When we believed in Him, our sins were forgiven and heaven is now our home! We had no eternal hope but our forever began with the birth of Jesus.
Just as the hymn says, we have blessed assurance because “Jesus is mine.” We will live forever with LOVE. So, no matter what is going on around us, remember this world is not our home! Because of Jesus, we always have hope. We always have a reason to rejoice:
“Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance….Love will last forever. Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 13:7, 13 NLT
According to these verses, we can choose to be a reflection of God’s forever love to everyone we meet this holiday season. Let’s allow our words, actions and reactions to be motivated by Love.
- We never give up!
- We never lose faith!
- We are always hopeful!
- We don’t quit when it gets hard!
As you sing Christmas carols this season, remember why you are singing. Just as David said in Psalms 89:1 NIV, “I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever…” When Israel sang of God’s FOREVER LOVE in 2 Chronicles 20:21-22, it won the battle for them!
“After consulting the people, the king appointed singers to walk ahead of the army, singing to the Lord and praising him for his holy splendor. This is what they sang: “Give thanks to the Lord; his faithful love endures forever!” At the very moment they began to sing and give praise, the Lord caused the armies of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir to start fighting among themselves.” NLT
Glory to God, His great LOVE NEVER FAILS! As you faithfully sow your seed this month in celebration of God’s eternal gift of Jesus, please know that He sees your giving. Psalms 37:18 TPT says, “Day by day the Lord watches the good deeds of the godly and he prepares for them his forever-reward.” For all eternity you will be rewarded for your gracious giving here in the earth to help others know how much JESUS LOVES THEM.
We love you and wish you a very Merry Christmas!
Mylon and Christi
P.S. Don’t forget all the faith resources we have available at www.mylon.org that would make wonderful Christmas gifts. Thank you again for your faithfulness to help us share God’s forever love around the world. Together, we reached more people for Jesus this year than ever before! Love never fails!