Many young children suffer
from intense separation anxiety whenever parents attempt to leave them in a nursery or
with a babysitter. If you are a parent that has experienced this, the look on your child’s
face, pressed against the window as you back the car down the driveway to leave, is
something you never forget.
But what really breaks your
heart is to see them still standing there, with their face pressed against the glass, two or
three hours later when you return. Fortunately, most children eventually mature beyond
this need to always be with their parents.
The New Testament
challenges us with a different idea of maturity. We are told that the mature are those who are
anxious for their Savior's return. They are the ones who are waiting and
watching--with their face pressed against the glass. They are the ones who are assured that when
Jesus does return; they will "always be with the Lord."
20 But our
citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord
In this season of
remembering the birth of our Savior, we must also remember the promise of His return. As
Christians, “intense separation anxiety” from Jesus should never be something we outgrow, but
something that grows greater each day as we eagerly await His return.
** Noe Jackson is in room 661
at BSA in Amarillo. He had a medical procedure done last Tuesday.
** Jennifer Brown’s
grandfather, C.J. Cash, fell and broke his hip. He has been moved to swing bed
** Please pray for Carol
Martin as she continues in hospice.
** You all are the most
thoughtful, caring and loving family anyone could ask for! I know your goal has
been to make it easier for Crystal, but you are also making
it easier for the rest of our family! You are all great examples of showing love to everyone, of how to show others love
the way Christ loves us! Thank you all for the continuous outpouring of love towards Crystal, but especially now
during her birthday and Christmas! Love you all, Kevin, Anna and Hunter
Also keep these people in your
hearts and prayers:
service men and women, AIM Mission Teams, Susan Elliott, Darla Young, Brent
Joy, Linda Hodges, Dwight McCrary, Penny Sturgess, Gaye Young, Angela
Thompson, Joe Ruiz, Wynelle Waldo, Jay Weddel, David George,
Jimmie Scott, Paul Montandon, Cierra Perkins, Darlene Riley, Mary
Ann Garcia, Ann Thompson, Mark Moudy, Carol Martin,Our
College Students, Cabe Lamb, Conner Brice, Noe Jackson
Allison Toby Brown
Larry Stewart Daryl Tucker
Richard Combest Ross
Bobby Moudy Danny Tucker
Johnson Delphine Ruiz
Because the Lord is my
Shepherd, I have everything
I need! He lets me rest in
meadow grass and leads me
beside the quiet streams.
9th - Men's Breakfast
10th - Business Meeting
17th - Potuck and Early Service
24th - Morning Service Only
Sunday:Bible Class...9:30 a.m.
Worship...10:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.
Bible Class 9:30 A.M. Bible Study...7:00 p.m.
1st and 3rd Sundays of the month...potluck followed by
early evening services.