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Christmas, a Season of Wonder!

As a boy, I loved thumbing through the Sears and JC Penny’s catalogues marking Christmas gift ideas for my mom to pass on to Santa. The nativity set in my grandparents’ home evoked a deep sense of mystery in the curious scene. The song, Little Drummer Boy, fueled my imagination as I thought about what it would have been like to actually see the baby Jesus. Christmas is a celebration of life in all its fullness and possibility.

Christmas is a season of wonder, hope, joy; a time of mystery shrouded in wonder and celebrated with joy. The hope of Israel for a messiah was realized in the birth of a child to a peasant Jewish girl in a small hamlet in Palestine. Millenia of promise stretching back to the time of Adam and Eve was fulfilled through the Babe in a manger. “What child is this…?” as the song says.

Christmas is a time of abundant celebration. Jesus said, “I have come that they might have life and life in abundance.” Life flowed out of Jesus in such abundance that the lame could walk, the sick were healed, the blind could see. This flourishing of life is celebrated with décor, beautifully decorated trees, lavish gift-giving, and hearty meals with friends and family.

The Lights of Christmas celebrates the Christmas message through a wondrous display of light and beauty wrapped in joy. Light always signifies life and hope in the Bible. What better way to celebrate the Light of the world than through the brilliance of over 1 million lights set in creative display. The pageantry points to the flourishing possibilities brought to life by that Babe in a manger.

May the light and warmth of Christ kindle in you wonder, hope, and joy this Christmas season.

-Patrick Patterson, COO
Warm Beach Camp Ministries
Home of The Light of Christmas

Permission to Rest is Granted

This morning, in my time with God by the morning fire, the message was simple and clear: You have been granted permission to rest. Yet, the real challenge for me, and perhaps you too, is to receive and take the rest that has been generously granted to you and me. Will you take a few minutes to reflect with me on what God has to say about different types of rest? Scripture • For the weary person carrying heavy burdens ...

Just a Hint of Heaven

In Mark 6:30, Jesus called His disciples to “come away and rest by yourselves.” It was an invitation to separate themselves from the work of the Kingdom, from the press of the crowds, and from daily cares. And best of all, they got to just be with Jesus. That’s what coming to Warm Beach Camp has felt like for me personally. It’s been an invitation to come away and spend time with Jesus. I have been attending family camps at ...

Words from the Heart

For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved. Romans 10:10 NLT https://bible.com/bible/116/rom.10.10.NLT The writer of the book of Romans is sharing words from his heart. He wants everyone to understand the way to be made right with God. He longs for everyone to be saved. Listen to what is being said: Dear brothers and sisters, the longing of my heart and ...