I thank God for making it possible for us to celebrate another Christmas in the year of our Lord, Two Thousand and Eighteen (2018).
This is the season when people take stock of what they have been able to accomplish during the year, often from January to December, and to reminisce on their efforts, accomplishments, and disappointments during the same period. This is also the season when people look forward to what the future holds for them.
While it is not out of place to do all of these things, we should not lose sight of the fact that the reason for the season is to commemorate and celebrate the eternal gift of God to humanity in the person of Jesus Christ. Every believer who is alive to celebrate the birth of our Lord and savior should be joyous and thankful for seeing another Christmas.
The Open Door Christian Center family has reason to thank God. Everybody that traveled during the year had a safe trip. God added new babies to the church. Some of our students graduated from colleges. We have endless reasons to be grateful, but for now I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and happy new year in advance.
-Pastor Emmanuel Olaleye