Arnold Viersen, MP
Peace River – Westlock
2020 has been a challenging year for everyone. Everything is in flux. I feel we are extremely blessed to live in Alberta where neighbours come together and help each other out. The pioneer spirit still lives. It is the Albertan can-do attitude and comradery that has made Alberta the beacon of freedom in comparison to other provinces in the country.
As we celebrate Christmas remember the reason for the season – the birth of Jesus. Born in a stable amongst the animals and witnessed by shepherds who worked through the night.
For Christians, we reflect on the hope, peace, joy and love found in the birth of Jesus Christ. We marvel at a Creator who does not abandon us or expect us to try to ascend to Him. We find great hope in a God who leaves the heavens to be with us. We see the goodness of a Father who sends His Son Jesus as a gift of love to us. And we joyfully await the advent of this King who will establish peace forever.
This Christmas will be difficult for some. Please take some time to reach out to friends and neighbours and let them know they are loved. Drop off a meal or schedule a phone or Zoom call with elderly folks around you.
Most importantly hug your children and call your parents.
From Aliyah, Seeley, Jillian, Daniel, Melissa and myself, we offer our very best wishes to you and your family at this special time of year.
Merry Christmas and God Bless.