Dear Readers, I want to thank you for following The Centrality & Supremacy of Jesus Christ. Some of you have been following the blog since the very beginning (February 2008), and many of you have subscribed just this year.
Thank you! I’m humbled that you read my stuff.
I’m grateful for the increase in blog traffic since I began blogging several times a week back in October. I’m especially thankful for the feedback I receive from you. It is so very encouraging to know that we are on a journey together.
It is uplifting to be reminded that there are believers around the country and the world who are stumbling forward together in Christ.
I’m writing to you because I wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas, and inform you that this will be the last post until the end of the year. I do plan on posting a “2012 – Year in Review” just before the New Year.
Social networking and the blogosphere slow down to a crawl during the Christmas season. I don’t want anyone to miss the posts I have planned, so I’m gonna hold off until January.
I will be spending the next two weeks resting and celebrating with family and friends. A short break will also allow me to get some reading done while I’m not trying to keep up with teaching and writing.
Some of you may know that my wife and I were blessed by the birth of our firstborn son back on August 20th. Our Christmas will be extra-special this year with little Kainan in our lives.
For unto us a child was born!
(In case you’re wondering, “Kainan” is the Irish spelling of the biblical “Canaan” of the East.)
Please remember this Christmas season that we celebrate the coming of hope and peace into the world. God became human flesh (incarnation), and even now he dwells among us by his Spirit through the church.
We celebrate because Christ is King of the cosmos! He will soon return and rid the world of sin, death, and the devil.
I pray that this Christmas we will have a renewed sense of our identity as agents of new creation in the world. As we go forth… may we remember the real hope of Christmas.
Here are a few words from my favorite Christmas hymn:
Remember, Christ, our Savior,
Was born on Christmas day
To save us all from Satan’s power
When we were gone astray
O tidings of comfort and joy
From the Flowers Family (David, Lanna & Kainan) to yours, we wish you a Merry Christmas. May the Lord richly bless you this holiday season.
Your Bro, David
P.S. If you’re looking for a Christmas devotional, check out The Woman & the Dragon–Christmas in the Book of Revelation.
D.D. Flowers, 2012.
December 14th, 2012 at 7:17 am
Merry Christmas Brother David. Thank you for all the great material you have shared over the past year. I am really looking forward to next year! May the Christ whose birth we celebrate bring you all the joys of this festive occasion.
December 14th, 2012 at 8:25 am
Merry Christmas to you, Mac! I’m glad to have you as a reader. I hope your time with family and friends is covered with the peace that God brings through Christ.
December 14th, 2012 at 9:34 am
Merry Christmas David, Lanna and Kainan. Thank you for all that you do. You truly are a gift to the Body of Christ. Wishing you a Blessed Christmas Season!
December 14th, 2012 at 9:37 am
Thank YOU, Pat! Merry Christmas!
December 14th, 2012 at 9:53 am
Merry Christmas to you and your family David. 🙂 See you in 2013!
December 14th, 2012 at 9:58 am
Merry Christmas, Stephen!
December 14th, 2012 at 2:50 pm
I’m so grateful to have come to know you a bit in recent months. Thanks for all you do here and beyond this blog to bring the beautiful image of Jesus into focus. Much love to you from ReKnew.
December 15th, 2012 at 4:41 am
Thank you David for all your blog posts this year and Merry Christmas!
December 25th, 2012 at 2:07 pm
Merry Christmas David !! Hope you’re enjoying some time of rest with family!! I’ve been one of those “since the beginning followers” 😀
So glad to have met you – blessings abound ! What a great Lord – my heart is full!!
Looking forward to seeing and hearing more of His wisdom shared through you!