As we come to the end of 2019, we are grateful for our long-term readers of this blog as well as those of you who started reading in the past year.
We thought you might appreciate a review of the 5 most read posts from this past year. We hope these are an encouragement for you as you prepare for the year ahead.
As the year comes to a close, it is fitting to praise God for His help and grace, to give thanks for His provision, and to look to Him to guide 2020. We marvel as we look back on 2019 to see all that God accomplished!
We rejoice today because Jesus visited us!Heaven’s door has been opened.A child has been born.A son has been given.The eternal King of Israel is here!
We praise God for the significant ways He expanded our efforts toward meeting the global need over the past year, through bringing to Truth78 an international director of resource development, through a special training opportunity in Mexico, through the labors of strategic translation partners, and through a new outlet for translated resources. Looking toward 2020, we’re excited about the opportunities God is graciously giving us.
Christmas is almost here, and many of us have been focusing on the birth of Jesus in our classrooms and homes. As we do this, let’s use this opportunity to also focus on how all the events and details surrounding His birth point to the faithfulness and truthfulness of God.
Jen Martin, mother of eight, was looking for a way to teach her children about the names of God when she found God’s Names. What struck her as she read it aloud to her children, ages 0-10, was how providential their reading was for their circumstances. “We seem to always be reading the exact chapter we need for whatever issue we are facing at the time,” she said. “This has happened over and over and over again!”
In the midst of running errands, I received a text from my mom. My cousin had a serious infection. He was fading fast. When we arrived at the hospital, he was confused and anxious. As I held his hand and wondered if this was goodbye, I spoke the first verse that came to mind.
In a child’s mind, the thought of Christmas often conjures up the anticipation of gifts—lots and lots of gifts. “Can I get ____ for Christmas? Which presents are mine under the tree? When can I open them?” While there should be a sense of excitement, and there’s nothing wrong with wanting to give gifts to our children, it can serve as a great challenge to the heart.
Few things encourage us more than teachers, parents, and pastors who are zealous for sharing the truth of God’s Word in homes and Sunday schools across the country, and in a growing number of countries around the world. Even though we have never met most of these faithful servants in person, we enjoy a precious kinship with them as true partners because Truth78 is zealous for the discipleship of the next generations.