John Manke is an active former Bay View resident who is involved in numerous neighborhood organizations, including the Bay View Historical Society, the Humboldt Park Fourth of July Association and the Shore Shore Farmers Market. He believes Bay View has a fine tradition in its past that we do not want to lose in the future.
Today is Christmas Eve or the night before Christmas. We remember the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, on this day. Today is more than just a day to exchange gifts. We should keep our faith and remember our Savior who was born to save us and to later be crucified, dead and buried, and Who arose in three days. Jesus came into our world to be our Messiah. He later died for our sins. If we maintain our faith in Him, we shall have a place beside Him in Heaven when we pass away. When he died and arose from the grave, he came to His disciples and instructed them to go out into the world and teach all of the nations of His birth, crucifixion, and rising from the grave to return to his Father in Heaven. He would return to end this world and to gather us up when the time comes. Nobody knows the day, nor the hour in which he will come to get us. Keep up your faith and rejoice in the Lord.
Merry Christmas to all.