2017-12-20 / ChatterBox

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By Deborah Bennett

On Monday of next week, Dec. 25th, Christians will celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Christmas is both a joyous and solemn holiday for those who have accepted Him as Savior of their lives. Joyous because of the eternal gift of salvation that is available to all and solemn due to the price our Savior paid to redeem us from our sins.

It is difficult for our minds to comprehend that God took human form in His Son, Jesus, left His throne in Heaven and was born of a virgin into the world He had created. Jesus’ birth was an event of immeasurable love, grace, mercy and redemption. A star proclaimed His arrival, Wise Men acknowledged Him as King, angels heralded His birth, and shepherds sought to see Him. The birth of Jesus was so important that we measure time by it – B.C. or A.D.!

So, as we celebrate Christmas, let’s be sure to acknowledge that He alone is the reason for the season. Take “Christ” out of “Christmas” and there is no “Christmas”!

Merry Christmas!

Happy birthday this week to: Dallas Suggs, Dean Bassett, Myra Herrington, Allison Rackley Cowart, Rodney Smith, Jennifer Gay, Ruth Edenfield, Morah Johnson, Cindy Linder, Ana Kate Waters, Bill Wilson, David Clark, Mandy Weathersby, Jeremy McBride, Caleb Chance, Deirdre Edenfield, Chad Brown, and Angie Wilkerson.

Happy anniversary this week to: Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Wayne, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Chance Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Donnie Saxon and Mr. and Mrs. Glen Wilkerson.

Military Active Duty

Col. James Eldridge Davis, U.S. Air Force, DoD Pentagon, Washington D.C.; TSgt. Jeremy M. Chestnut, U.S. Air Force, Keesler AFB, Biloxi, MS; CPT Justin G. McBride, U.S. Army, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas; Chief Warrant Officer 5 Darryll L. Simpkins, U.S. Army, Fort Gordon Logistics Readiness Center, Augusta, GA; Tech Sgt. Stuart Burrus, U.S. Air Force, Shaw AFB, Sumter, S.C.; E-4 Christopher Simmons, U.S. Army, Missouri; E-3 Ralphael Franklin Lovett, U.S. Army, Kuwait; E-4 Rhonda Lovett, U.S. Army Reserve, Augusta, GA; Airman First Class Aaron Comstock, U.S. Air Force, Shaw AFB, Sumter, S.C.; E-5 She’nice Thompson, U.S. Army, 25th Sustainment Brigade, HHC 25th Special Troops Battalion, Wahiawa, Hawaii; and Major D. Slade Burke, U.S. Air Force, 48th Logistics Readiness Squadron, RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom.

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