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A Christmas Gift

Dr. Pat Thomas, my dear friend and one of Tyler’s finest physicians, told me of a little girl who was asked shortly after Christmas, “Did you get all you wanted for Christmas?”  She replied, “No!  But it wasn’t my birthday!”

She had learned at an early age one of life’s greatest lessons: Life did not revolve around her and getting. It revolves around him and giving.

After all it is CHRIST-mass, the celebration of the birth of our Savior.

Why not be as wise as that little girl and make her priorities yours – not just for the Christmas season but for all of life? Accept God’s gift of salvation and make Christ the center of your life. If you do, it will be your best year yet.


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Today's Devotional


Edwin Markham, the poet, reached the age of retirement only to discover that the banker who was managing his money had defrauded him. He was so obsessed by anger and bitterness that he could no longer write poetry. While sitting at his desk and doodling one day the Holy Spirit convicted him that he must deal with his anger or it would destroy him. He decided then and there that he would forgive the man for the wrong he had done. Almost immediately there came to his mind one of his most famous poems entitled “Outwitted." You ought to read it for yourself. Don’t be “outwitted” by anger or bitterness. You must conquer it or it will conquer you. Master it or it will master you. Jesus can and will help.

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