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  • From: Kristina Pearson <kristinajp95@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: ourlunchgroup@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2012 08:40:05 -0700

Patrick you just answered my prayers. Thank you! Thank you for sharing your
testimony of our Beloved Savior with us. Thank you for reminding me what
Christmas is about, and reminding me the ultimate goal of this life. I'm
grateful for the Plan of Salvation and that through The Christ we are able
to enter into the Kingdom of God where He will heal our loved ones and will
take us in his arms and hopefully say Well Done my Child. I'm so grateful
for Mary and her virtue, and Joseph and his strength. I'm grateful for
those who believed and came to the baby in a manger. I'm grateful for the
Heavenly choirs that hopefully we were all apart of and the praises we give
Him as we do works of service with our eyes single to those we serve. thank
you all for being such great friends and sharing your light and love with
me. I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas.

Love you guys,
On Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 9:36 PM, Patrick Riley <bpriley18@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hey everyone, I wrote this and put this on Facebook a couple of days ago
> and I wanted to share.
> We should remind ourselves, especially at this time of year and due to
> recent events that Jesus Christ was born to heal us from tragedies such as
> these. Born in the humblest of circumstances, the Savior of mankind slept
> in a manger with just the roof of a stable to cover his head. He lived a
> perfect life spent serving and healing others.
> Jesus Christ, the literal Son of God, born to take upon himself the sins
> and sorrows of the world, willingly and lovingly sacrificed himself for us.
> He was commissioned with this heavenly task, to redeem us from the fall, so
> that we could return to our Father in Heaven. During His time in the Garden
> of Gethsemane and while on the cross, He experienced every pain, sin, and
> sorrow that we would experience. He sacrificed Himself for us because He
> knows each of us personally and loves us with a capacity that we cannot
> even begin to fathom. Then miraculously, after the time He spent in
> Gethsemane and three days after his brutal crucifixion, he broke the
> chains of death and rose again. Because of His selfless sacrifice and
> triumph over death, He secured for us the promise of immortality, and for
> all those who would faithfully follow him, eternal life.
> The world has become darkened though. We have forced Him out of society
> thinking that we can survive on our own. Yet, when things such as this
> happen, we wonder where was He? Our attempts to change the world, to make
> it a happier, safer, more perfect place, will never succeed if we try to
> accomplish this magnificent task without God. Only the Gospel of Jesus
> Christ will change the world. It is His light that shines in man, that
> causes him to want to be good, to do good. It is only He who is able to
> heal the hate and sorrow that corrodes away at man’s heart. Only he can
> free the oppressed and lift up the poor. Whether that oppression is sin,
> grief, illness, or literal chains, He will immediately come to our aid and
> offer us peace, if we call upon him and move forward with faith. Then
> eventually in his own time, He will free us.
> Times like these and this season are not the only times that we should
> turn to Him.
> Jesus Christ lives. He is the son of God. He was born so that he could die
> for us. He is the author of our salvation. He knows us and loves us. No
> matter the ailments that afflict us, he has the power to heal us, if we
> will turn to him. The future will undoubtedly get harder, but He has
> promised us that if we will follow Him, He will make our burdens light. He
> is the light of the world.
> May He grant us heavenly peace.
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dx6YKnwmQio
> I love this song. It is absolutely beautiful. Please enjoy!
> -Patrick

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