Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

ST JOHN United Methodist Church

2160 Griffith Ave, Owensboro KY 42301


Pastor’s Corner


“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above,

and comes down from the Father of Lights,

with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.”

  • James 1:17 NKJV


We have put away the turkey and now prepare to put up the tree.  We have voiced our thanks with family and friends and now Christmas is coming.  The celebration of the birth of our Savior is approaching.  Anticipation is growing as to what gifts will be given and received.

A gift is a tangible expression of love.  That’s why the best gifts you receive are usually given by those who know you well.  These people know your likes and dislikes, your needs and your wants.  They know your favorite color, perfect size, and what makes your heart sing.  God is the ultimate giver of good gifts.  His knowledge of who you really are is as limitless as His love for you.

The way God gives is as perfect as each gift He chooses to send your way.  Coming down literally means “God’s gifts keep on coming.”  There is no end to God’s generosity to you.  You can trust He will continue to deliver wonderful surprises, not just at Christmastime but throughout eternity.

This month we celebrate God’s most perfect gift to us, the birth of the Christ Child.  What better way could God have shown us His great love.  As you travel through Advent, remember the Gift.  As you give and receive gifts this season, remember the most perfect gift.  May you find the joy of sharing with others the perfect love that God has shared with you.  See you in Church this Advent Season!


                                Pastor Peggy



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