>That first CHRISTmas…

Hope…wrapped in a baby

Love…wrapped in a baby

Peace…wrapped in a baby

Forgiveness…wrapped in a baby

Acceptance…wrapped in a baby

Righteousness…wrapped in a baby

Joy…wrapped in a baby

The baby…living the life I could not live…

Three decades later…

The baby wrapped in my filth

The baby wrapped in my guilt

The baby wrapped in my sin

The baby taking my hit.

The baby declared with power to be the Son of God by His resurrection…wrapping me in His holiness…

merry CHRISTmas

Author: Jack Hager

Jesus invaded my life shortly after my arrest at age 26. I spent the first few years of my new life incarcerated. Went to Bible school after parole; have served with Kansas City Youth For Christ, Headwaters Christian Youth (Rhinelander, Wi), Family Life Ministries (Bath, NY), and now with Midland Ministries (Saint Joseph, Mo). Married with four children, work with youth, adults, inmates. Heavily involved in Bible quizzing for four decades. Narrow minded about Jesus and the gospel; fairly open minded about most other things. Speak in churches, camps (both teen and family), civic groups, public schools, Christian schools and colleges...amazed I get to do what I get to do....favorite verse Romans 15.13 "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing so that you, by the power of the Holy Spirit, may overflow with hope."

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