It is with sadness and a keen sense of loss that this issue of The Journal begins with an article remembering the ministry of Ellen Bresee. How can so many years of her love-filled service be summed up in a magazine article? It is impossible. The assurance of Jesus' glorious return, to get Ellen and all of the rest of us, is the comfort that sustains us.
Between the covers of this last issue of 1997, you will discover articles from many parts of the world. May you find Jesus, His blessings, and His love for you within them.
Several of the articles in this issue focus our attention on the King of the Universe coming to our earth as an infant almost 2,000 years ago. His entrance then was quiet, and for most peoples' lives, unnoticed.
As the last days of this year pass all too quickly, it is my prayer that each one of us will find a renewed relationship with our best friend, Jesus Christ. He loves us so much. May He not pass through our lives unnoticed.