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Dick and Cheryl Potter

posted Feb 7, 2011, 9:48 PM by deanna.nichols@faith.edu.ph   [ updated Feb 7, 2011, 9:59 PM by Sites Admin ]

We love to drive through our small village of Bluffton during the Christmas Season.  There are so many beautifully lighted homes and yards.  Many beautiful colors and designs meet the eye.  Nativity scenes highlighted with colorful figurines of the Christmas characters are seen in yards and on porches of many homes.  As I was thinking about all the beautiful lights I thought this is so appropriate for the season because Jesus said, “I am the light of the world…” (Jn. 8:12) and a second time in Jn. 9:5 He says, “While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”  He talked much about light as He ministered to the people of His day. 

Matthew speaks of Jesus fulfilling the prophecy of Isaiah which says, “The people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.” (Isa. 9:2).  Those lights remind me of the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, coming to be and to bring light to the world.  The light that saves us from darkness as Jesus says, “I am the light of the world.  Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (Jn. 8:12).   May the Lord be the Light of your Christmas Celebration.

One of the highlights of our year occurred just over a week ago.  On December 11, 2010 our youngest daughter Abby was married to Troy Drinkard.  They were married in Greenwood, SC.  It was a beautiful wedding.

Our four grandchildren are growing.  Steven and Beth’s two boys, Eli (almost 5) and Dakota (3½ years old) are very active and full of energy.  Dakota was diagnosed with juvenile type 1 diabetes this past summer so pray for Beth and Steve as they care for him with this condition.  Sarah and Benji’s two children, Ellie (6 yrs old) and Josiah (18 months) are doing well.  Sarah is home- schooling Ellie and they seem to enjoy the experience.  

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