Dear Ones,
Hope you had a wonderful weekend! Christmas is coming soon! Today I made a big G.F. spaghetti type dish and bars incase our grandsons stop by, and went to Aldi’s and my exercise class. Burr it is cold out! 
Devotions from Judy’s heart
The faith of a child is beautiful and perhaps they can tell the Christmas story better than anyone. At this time of the year there are children’s Christmas programs happening in churches all throughout our nation; parents and grandparents and friends who may not go to church regularly during the year, will come from miles away to see their precious ones act out and retell the Christmas story. It can soften hearts and bring tears to the hardest skeptics.
I remember as a very young girl waiting for my turn to sing a solo on a verse of When He Cometh and I was terrified at the time. But somehow, I got through it and the memory is still very vivid! It was not like that for a young girl at our church yesterday, when we had our S.S. program.  My heart was so touched by her comfort and ease of being upfront and joy was written all over her. She was dressed like one of the angels with a sparkling crown and was excited to sing and say her part. She just kept smiling to her parents and grandparents all in the front row. There was no self-consciousness but rather a freedom to just express what was in her heart. So beautiful! 
Towards the close of the program, the congregation sang, “Go Tell It On the Mountain..that Jesus Christ is born.” Why aren’t we all like this little girl that freely wanted to share the Good News with others, for it is the best news of all time?
The Apostle Paul was not ashamed to share Christ and says in Romans 1:16 (Message), “It’s news I’m most proud to proclaim, this extraordinary Message of God’s powerful plan to rescue everyone who trusts Him, starting with Jews and then right on to everyone else!” We have the most wonderful message to proclaim to others and let us do it with boldness and joy. There are preachers today that believe God will raise up this present generation of youth to bring in the greatest revival today.
Let us pray for the youth to have a holy boldness, but also include ourselves in that prayer, so we may all freely share the Good News.
Challenge for today: Pray for opportunities to joyfully share the Lord with others.
Blessings on your week and prayers and love, Judy