Merry Christmas

Dear Glowing Heart family and friends,

During this Christmas season we would like to wish you and your families the absolute best.  We are celebrating the fact that GOD gave us HIS absolute best so that we can experience life more abundant and life to the fullest.  “For GOD so LOVED the WORLD, that HE gave HIS only begotten SON.  That WHOEVER believes in HIM should NOT perish, but have EVERLASTING life.” – John 3:16. That does not mean that this season does not also carry with it some pain. Jill and I will be celebrating our first Christmas without her mom and dad, and my mom. All passed away within a 6 month period. Their absence is painful. But because “our hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness, (and) we dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly trust in Jesus’ name.” Because we know that “Christ alone, Cornerstone, weak made strong in the Savior’s love, through the storm He is Lord, Lord of all!” Because of this, we can face tomorrow and each day that follows. You see, Jesus put on human flesh to be placed in a wood manger, so that He could grow up to be placed on a wooden cross. He was born with the singing of the angels. He died with the shouts of the mob. He was placed in a tomb with the sobs of the faithful. He ROSE AGAIN and ASCENDED to heaven with no fanfare. BUT, HE is COMING AGAIN with the sound of the trumpet blast! ON THAT DAY, just as the shepherds and the wise men bowed before the baby Jesus, “every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is LORD!” So in the joy and pain of this season, this is why Jill and I can stand and shout to the top of our lungs, “MERRY CHRISTMAS!”

-Henry Loftin