“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ our Lord.” Luke 2:11 KJV
Christmas is a wonderful time for family and friends. It is a time of wrapping our homes in lights, singing Christmas carols around the fire, placing presents under the tree. It’s also important that we take time to reflect on the greatest gift we have ever received — the gift of baby Jesus, who came to us to give us the gift of salvation so that we may live in eternity in heaven. This is a gift you can’t purchase with cash or a credit card. You can’t earn it through good works. Some say the gift is free, but it came at a cost. It cost God his only son. Jesus died on the cross for our sins. He paid for our salvation with his blood. The good news is it is free to you. All you have to do is receive it through faith in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.
My life changed forever when I accepted that gift, as I know it did for many of you reading this message. It’s hard to describe, but everyone who has received this gift knows that you are a changed person. As you continue your walk with the Lord, the changes become even more profound in your life.
If you have not taken the opportunity to accept this gift from God, there is never a better time to do so than at Christmas. As you celebrate this Christmas don’t forget to unwrap the greatest gift of all – the gift of salvation through faith in God’s only son.
And while we are talking of Christmas as a time of giving, if you are able, I’d like to suggest one opportunity to remember those who need our help. For 30 years, Jan and I have supported “Be An Angel”, a wonderful program that works with children with multiple disabilities, providing help in all kinds of ways and literally changing lives for many of these children and their families. You can read some of their stories here.
I am blessed in so many ways, including the privilege of serving you and 28 million Texans as Lt. Governor. Thank you for your continued support. So many of you tell me you pray for me every day. Your prayers are always needed and greatly appreciated. I pray every day for the people of Texas and for favor, wisdom, words and courage so that I may be the leader our state needs.
Jan and I wish you and your family a joyful and blessed Christmas this year.
Lieutenant Governor of Texas