For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. And of the increase of his government and peace, there shall be no end...Isaiah 9: 6-7a.

An angel of the Lord appeared unto Joseph in a dream, saying fear not to take Mary as your wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. She shall bring forth a son, and you shall call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins...Matthew 1: 20-21.

Joseph and Mary brought Jesus to the temple in Jerusalem to present him to the Lord...and to offer a sacrifice according to the law. There was a man named Simeon there who was a just and devout man and the Holy Ghost was upon him. And it was revealed to him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death before he had seen the Messiah.

The Spirit led him into the Temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, Simeon took the child in his arms and blessed God, and said..."Lord, now let me depart in peace according to your word: for my eyes have seen your salvation which your have prepared before the face of all people; a light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of Israel". And Joseph and Mary marveled at those things which Simeon had spoken of him...Luke 2: 25-33. 


May the Prince of Peace rule your hearts and lives throughout this blessed season...and a prosperous New Year to you all!

Pastor Moser
December, 2007