We said goodbye to SDSU students for the one month Christmas break by offering them “prayer and cookies” for finals week. It was a great success as nearly every student we have connected with came by to get his or her homemade cookies and prayer. Some students even came over to help us bake them. We have not done any “formal” ministry. No meetings, no messages. But we have built a lot of relationships that will be the building blocks of what God does moving forward. Relationships are the heart of ministry anyway, so we know we are on the right track.
This past Sunday I preached a sermon at a local church as part of their Christmas series called “Pursuit of the Promise.” You can listen to it here (It is the sermon called “Pursuit of the Promise” even though it says “Tony Orlando” next to it!). It is based on the story of the Magi and talks about how we often give up on the promise of God but we have to be willing to cross deserts in pursuit of it. The greatest promise of God is his presence, particularly as seen in Jesus, Immanuel, God with Us. At Christmas we celebrate not only Christ’s coming 2000 years ago, but Christ’s in breaking into our hearts each day, and his soon approaching physical return as well. But this also includes those intimate promises God makes to us individually. Our family is pursuing God’s best for us and San Diego State and we will pursue it relentlessly, but most of all, we are pursuing the presence of Jesus and we encourage you to do the same this Christmas. Merry Christmas!
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