Ten year old BJ probably won't recover from the illness that he is fighting. He is in critical condition and in an intensive care unit in Omaha right now. He also has leukemia. I read this message on an e-mail just moments ago and it sure put life into perspective.
If you have been feeling the pressures of the season maybe you can take a deep breath right now and really contemplate the reason for the season. It's not so much about gifts and food and decorations... It's about Jesus and the comfort and joy of knowing that his birth was, aside from Mary's yes, the first thing that had to happen to open up the gates of heaven so that when we die we can be there with him for the rest of our lives!
No gift given to BJ can surpass the gift of Christmas! The real meaning of Christmas.
"Joy Battista" stands for the Joy of John the Baptist at the presence of Christ.
"And how have I deserved that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For behold, the moment that the sound of thy greeting came to my ears, the babe in my womb leapt for joy." Luke 1:43-44
This blog is dedicated to all who seek the Joy of Christ's presence in their own lives.
This blog is also dedicated to the unborn, for John the Baptist was an unborn when he leapt for joy at the presence of Jesus who was also unborn at the time.