What I love the most about the Christmas holiday is the anticipation, expectation, hoping, and the waiting that can best be witnessed through the eyes of a child. As an adult once we’ve faced life in ways common to us all and uniquely our own if we’re not careful we’ll become jaded and that’s the very reason why I began to celebrate Advent which is the period beginning four Sundays before Christmas, observed in commemoration of the coming of Christ into the world. Also during that same period of time I was introduced to the Prison Fellowship Angel Tree Ministry by Dolores Alleyne who passed away two years ago but left a legacy of love that continues to live on via myself and the many lives she touched. This ministry provides gifts for children whose parents are incarcerated God’s Hands & Feet Global Ministry yearly hosts an Angel Tree Luncheon for the children we’ve been assigned and their families and the fellowship, the opportunity to serve, and the sharing of a meal is priceless!
It is my prayer that we all as the children of God live in hope and expectancy as we await the coming Christ child which is the greatest gift one could ever receive. Blessings, Love, & Peace Elder Tracy
Luke 1:28-31 (NIV)
28 The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” 29 Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. 30 But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. 31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus.