U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, released the following statement in advance of Christmas Day:
“As Christmas approaches, we celebrate the most precious gift, that in the humblest of circumstances, Christ came to save the world. We pause to remember that night in Bethlehem, and to give thanks for the blessings the Lord continues to bestow upon each of us.
“Across the Lone Star State, Texans are sharing the hope of the season.
“From Waco’s Christmas Toy Store filling more than 2,700 kids’ trees with presents, to the Harlingen’s Salvation Army clothing 1,000 children; From Eveline Rivers Christmas Project delivering 12,000 books to families in the Panhandle, to Santa’s Workshop bringing gifts to 3,200 children at Fort Hood, these are just a few examples of the communities in our great state that have come together to care for those in need.
“Their generosity, and that of millions of other Texans across the state, is a powerful example of Christ’s faithfulness in times of need. It is also an important reminder, as Mark 10:45 says, that ‘even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.’
“I hope and pray your Christmas season is filled with joy and restful time with family and loved ones. May God bless you, may He continue to bless our great state of Texas and the United States of America.”
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