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Letters to the Editor

Finding salvation during the holidays

To the Editor:

Merry Christmas to all out there who celebrate the son of God. According to Luke 1:30-32, this time of year is when the Holy Spirit overshadowed Mary and Jesus was conceived in the womb. It is not the time of Jesus’ actual birth as is commonly taught, but the beginning of God dwelling among us in the flesh, through his son. Jesus was born nine months later, on Sept. 29, during the Feast of Trumpets, when the shepherds still would have been in the fields with their flocks.

We put up our trees, light them up and put a star on top of it. We don’t worship the tree, but use it as a symbol to remind us of our heavenly father. God is referred to as a great fir tree, Hosea 14:8, which is green year round, symbolizing eternal life. God is referred to as the true Light which lighteth every man that cometh into the world, John 1:1-14, which is why our trees are lit up. He also wears a crown of glory, Psalm 8:5, which is why the star sits atop the tree.

This is a season of great happiness and joy to those that have been touched by that loving Spirit from above. They made a decision to turn away from doing evil and ask for forgiveness. God heard their prayers and entered into their lives. May all of you find this great salvation during this holiday season. All you have to do is swallow your pride, have faith in God and believe. Ask, seek and knock, and it shall be opened unto you, Math 7:7-8. May God bless all you that seek him during this Christmas season and welcome you into the many membered body of Christ.

Randy Katro

Joliet

Indoor winter wonderland

To the Editor:

If you wish to experience an indoor winter wonderland, visit the Joliet Park District’s Bird Haven Greenhouse & Conservatory at 225 N. Gougar Road. The poinsettia displays are beautiful as you stroll along the pathways in a warm and cozy setting. With the frazzle of the holiday season, you can enjoy all the different foliage that Mother Nature has to offer, as well as the relaxing fish ponds. 

Kevin Eberhard and Marcia Hurley, the two horticulturists, do a marvelous job with raising all of the plants and with the displays.The poinsettias can be viewed until Jan. 13, when a new arrangement of flowers and plants will be displayed. Many other programs are available, including weddings. 

Please check out Bird Haven Greenhouse and the adjacent Barber & Oberwortmann Horticultural Center. You won’t be disappointed.  

Dee Philiph

New Lenox

Season off to a great start

To the Editor:

What a wonderful start to another awesome high school boys and girls basketball season. This 2019-20 season truly is off to an incredibly competitive and exciting start with the WJOL and Joliet West Tigers annual Thanksgiving Classic.

Do yourself a huge favor and attend a local high school game. These dedicated student-athletes deserve your positive support. Good luck to all our high school teams, coaches and loyal fans.

David Marco

Joliet

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