Sunday, January 15, 2012
a sunday morning reflection...
..and our christmas letter.
The status updates on each member of our family today:
Jack loves his teaching job at UGA and enjoys fathering his two boys.
Heather has so much joy in this season of her life as she mothers Ryan Jefferson and Jackson.
Jackson loves leafing through toy magazines and watching “Jake and the Never Land Pirates”.
Ryan Jefferson is a dream baby who loves to snuggle and eats/sleeps like a champ.
However, status updates can be so deceiving because life circumstances change; and how we feel about our lives is constantly shifting. By the time you read this letter, Jackson may think magazines are boring and Ryan J may be waking up 3 times at night. (we sure hope not!)
The intent of our Christmas letter this year is to focus on the things in life that never change. God spoke and the mountains appeared, separating the vast expanse of water...He is creator. God sent his Son to be born of a woman and walk the earth for 30 years loving and teaching His creation...He is Father. God called his son to die as a man on a cross and conquer death and the powers of hell on our behalf, so that we could live with Him in heaven forever...He is redeemer. God is living and active in our lives always loving us fiercely and fighting on our behalf to bring glory to Himself...He is sustainer. We wish for nothing more than for you and yours to know the unchanging God we serve.
Thank you for being a support to our family. Please join with the Morse family as we pray for hearts that would be less concerned with our always changing circumstances and more concerned with having a heart that is oriented towards God.
His Grace motivates,
Jack, Heather, Jackson and Ryan Jefferson
Do not be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of Heavenly Lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of first fruits of all He created.