May I wish all my CWM sisters in Christ and their families a very
Merry Christmas. Christmas is a great time to have conversations
with family members and friends who do not know Christ. Share with
them the true meaning of Christmas.
Missing the CWM Interview each month? I am too!! I need more CWMs
who are willing to be interviewed. Send an email to
Kimberly@kimberlychastain.com with interview in the subject
heading and I will send you the questions. Please be open to share
with other CWMs how God is working in your life.
Buy a Christmas present for yourself and children. Purchase the
ABCs of God’s character ebook. God’s Word promises not
to return void. To purchase the book go to: http://www.kimberlychastain.com/abcbook.htm.
Article – Prince of Peace
In Isaiah 9:6 we are told that one of the names of the Messiah
will be Prince of Peace. I am struck by the fact that deep down
everyone wants peace. I remember my husband telling the story that
all his father wanted for Christmas was peace and quiet. I think
as busy parents we can all relate to that sentiment.
All over the world there is a lack of peace. There has been since
the beginning of time. The first murder ever recorded was brother
killing brother. Yet, true peace will never come through war, presidents,
peace treaties, etc. True peace will only come when individuals
repent of their sins and surrender their lives to the Lordship of
Christ. Peace on earth happens when peace in individuals has been
realized. When we are utterly transformed by the gospel we want
to share the Good News not kill and fight others who do not accept
During this Christmas season people will attempt to find peace
in spending lots of money on presents. After the wrapping paper
is long gone and we have eaten all those lovely cookies; there will
still be a God shape void and emptiness that cannot be filled with
stuff or people.
I’m so thankful the Prince of Peace was born over 2,000 years
ago and lives today. The most precious and expensive gift ever given
was Christ becoming a man and humbling himself as a servant. Some
of the last words he spoke to the disciples were recorded in John
14:27, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not
as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled,
neither let them be afraid.”
In the hustle and bustle of Christmas I have already received the
greatest gift of all, my Savior and Lord Jesus Christ. His presence
is something that can never be taken from me and is constantly with
me. The Prince of Peace lives in my heart and my entire being.
So, when we sing the Hallelujah chorus from the Messiah this Christmas
I’m eternally grateful for the Prince of Peace. He reigns
on High. He has won the battle. He is the best gift I have ever
received and I can’t wait to spend eternity praising Him.
Teaching our children to be thankful should be a year round attitude
not just at Thanksgiving and Christmas. At the dinner table or when
you are saying prayers at night ask your children what they are
thankful for. Teach them the attitude of gratitude.
If I don’t “see” you till next year Have a Happy
New Year as well.