Stanstamper’s Blog

December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

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In the year of our Lord, two-thousand and nine, we, who are temporary stewards of the earth, have a lot on our plates.
As is always the case, we first pause to bid goodbye to family and friends whose worldly hours have elapsed. In so doing, we cannot do justice to the contributions they made during their labors, but we can endeavor, as did they, to leave the world better than we found it.
Without question, our work is cut out for us.
No matter how frustrating or challenging the work before us often looms, we should never allow ourselves to fail to recognize how blessed as a nation we truly are.
Most, if not all of these blessings, have been paid for by plain hard work and sacrifice by our forebears. To the extent that our freedoms and our blessings may have become constrained, we can only blame ourselves.
The work of maintaining Liberty and Freedom is never done. Similarly let us not forget from whence we came.
For millions of Americans Christmas is a time to recognize a living God who gave his only begotten Son to the end that all who believed in Him would enjoy everlasting life.
We hope this Christmas finds you and your family in good health, good spirits and thankful that more than 2,000 years ago, a true and living God permanently entered our lives.
To the individuals and families who find themselves in the grips of grief or adversity, we offer our hope and prayers that God will lift you up and comfort you.
Beyond these realities, our spirits are lifted as eager faces and sparkling eyes look upward to those who nurture them and give them comfort—in anticipation of Christmas and the important celebration of the birth of our Lord.
We join in the celebration and extend our own sincere wish to our readers and friends—Merry Christmas!


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