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The Greatest Gift of All

By Brennan Farrell

I want to shed light on what the true meaning of Christmas is and to share with you my personal beliefs about this holiday season. In the United States, Christmas time involves the colors red and green, wreaths, decorations of holiday cheer, Christmas trees, and at the center of all this, Santa Clause, flying reindeer, and gift giving. To children, Christmas is a magical time, a time of imagination and belief, in a fat, jolly old man who knows our every action, every deed, and every thought. At one point we all believed in Santa, but we grew up and faced the reality that he does not exist, and our parents and relatives are actually the gift givers. As a country, our eyes are blind to the real truth, the real way, and the real life which is the Savior of the world, Jesus Christ (John 14:6). We have become so distracted with the things of the world that we have lost sight of what is really important, both in the present and the eternal. Although the notion of contemporary Christmas season is based on the biblical principle of giving, our society has shied away from what I believe we should b focus on this time of year, and really every day of the year. That focus should be on the Lord Jesus Christ, and the significance of His birth, life, and death. Is it a mere coincidence that the word Christmas begins with Christ? The following may serve as a reminder to you, or a new way to look at Christmas, but in essence, the point of why I am writing this is not to say that you can’t celebrate the Christmas that our culture has created. I am not saying that at all, but I am telling you with 100% conviction that the true meaning of Christmas is the celebration of the birth of a man named Jesus Christ, God made into flesh, who came down from heaven to earth as a ransom for you and me.

Some of you may have grown up in a Protestant family, some Catholic, Buddhist, Atheist, Agnostic, Hindu, or any other religion or faith I have not named. You have either chosen those religions for yourself or you are a part of them because of your families influence. Some of you don’t have a strong opinion on the subject and haven’t really thought about it enough to make a decision for your own. Some of you once believed in God but had something terrible happen that made you turn your back to Him to make you not want to believe in a God that would allow something so awful to occur. Some of you are repelled by Christianity because of supposed hypocrites that you know, that say they believe one thing, yet do another. Some of you have never believed in God and rely on yourself and other people to get you through life. Some of you may believe in multiple gods. Some of you may never have heard of the real Jesus and who He is and the significance of what His dying on the cross and rising again to life means. I pray that the power of God will speak to you in my attempt to tell you who Jesus really is, that He loves you more than you could possibly imagine, and that He is the reason why we celebrate Christmas.

The Christmas season at its root is a time to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, but our country as a whole has turned it into something else. We have added our own spin on Christmas, and turned it into a time where we acknowledge Jesus on Christmas Eve at church while watching a display of the nativity scene, and singing classic Christmas songs such as “Silent Night”, and “The First Noel”; however, the following morning we then embellish ourselves in presents,
things we don’t need, and things that make us want more of those things that we don’t need. We come up with a Christmas list a page long with some reason for believing that we need or deserve so much when in reality, over 1 billion people in the world live on less than $1 a day and essentially have nothing. We are rich.

This doesn’t mean you are wicked for having wants, receiving presents, and enjoying the holiday season because I enjoy receiving gifts and enjoy giving presents to others. I once believed in Santa Clause as well; however, I’m afraid we spend so much time thinking about what we want for Christmas and what to buy other people, that we miss out on truly acknowledging, appreciating, and understanding the most amazing gift the world has ever received. Essentially if we do not recognize and give thanks and praise to God for giving the world Jesus Christ, especially at this time of year, we are selling not only God short, but also ourselves.

We as people are impossible to please. We try to fill the natural void in our lives that we are born with, with material possessions, money, earthly pleasures, success, etc., yet we never seem to be satisfied, and always come full circle back around and feel empty again. Jesus can be described as a fountain of living water, that whoever drinks from His fountain will never go thirsty again (John chapter 4). God can satisfy your every want, desire, and need, and keep you full without ever feeling empty again. Do you have a void in your life, you don’t know what it is, but it’s an empty space that never seems to be filled? Have you ever said to yourself, “there has to be more to life than what I am living”. Believe me, there is.


Why Jesus came, and why we all need Him

The cause of all corruption, disease, turmoil, or anything of bad nature in this world is sin. Beginning at birth, we are all guilty of sin that we have inherited through the original sin that entered the world through Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Since the fall of man stated in Genesis, sin has corrupted this world and the people in it, leading their focus away from their Creator, to focus on earthly things that are eternally insignificant. Christmas time is about the birth of the Savior of the world; the birth of the One whose life was foretold in the Old Testament hundreds of years prior, that would break the stronghold of sin, and free the world from it’s grasps. Before the birth of Jesus, God saw that we as people couldn’t live up to His standards because He is perfect and holy and we simply are not. The Bible says, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16). God sent an intercessor for us, one that would bridge the gap between mankind and Heaven because He knew we could not bridge the gap ourselves. God loves us so much, that He took on the form of a man, bore treatment that all of us will never come close to experiencing, went through torture, a brutal death on a cross to cover the full burden of sin, all so that we could be forgiven of our sin through a simple prayer and ensure our place in heaven.

The greatest gift of all is the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. As you give gifts this season, remember the greatest gift was given to you by God, that is Jesus. To accept this gift the Bible tells us the following:

A. We are all sinners. Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”

B. Christ died for our sins. Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates his own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

C. Pray to receive Jesus as your Savior. Romans 10:9 “…that if you confess with your mouth Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved”

D. If you believe what you have just read and that you want forgiveness for your sins and a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, I encourage you to pray the following prayer. Prayer:

“Dear Jesus, I am a sinner. I believe that You died on the cross and rose again, defeating both sin and death. I ask now that You come into my heart as my Lord and Savior, forgive me for my sins, and make me a new creation. Thank you Lord for who You are, and what You’ve done for me, and I pray that from this moment forward You will reign as the Lord of my life.”

That is the point of Christmas; to recognize the great significance of Jesus’ birth, why He lived, why He died, and to do our best to express our extreme thanks and gratitude towards Him. The truth of Christmas is here before you, what will you do with it?
If you prayed this prayer or have any questions about this article, please email me at bfarrell2@elon.edu.


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Cessna 208 Stretcher Receives Indian Approval

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Aviation Fabricators (AvFab) recently announced they have received STC approval on their Cessna 208 Stretcher for the Cessna 208, 208A, 208B series aircraft in India.

The stretcher provides an operator with the option of transporting an ill or injured patient, and is ideal as an economical alternative to complete medevac systems, for an operator who doesn’t need critical care medical equipment.

“We offer a wide variety of products and services for Cessna operators,” says AvFab’s GR Lowe. “Our continuous efforts to gain STC approvals around the world, including this recent Indian approval, are making it easier for operators everywhere to take advantage of the solutions we offer for their specific aircraft.”

The stretcher is light weight, easy to install, and can be used with the Ferno Litter or without, using the AvFab mattress. The kit includes stretcher unit, mattress, Ferno Litter and restraint system.

AvFab provides inspection, repair and overhaul of corporate aircraft interior components, and is also an FAA-PMA producer of custom aircraft seating, parts and components. AvFab’s sister company, Central Airmotive, is a comprehensive supplier of Original Equipment Manufacture interior products such as seats, divans, tables, toilets, cabinets and dividers. Central Airmotive currently has over 90,000 sq. ft. of OEM seats and cabin components. Together they represent a “one-source” solution to any corporate aircraft interior need. For more information on this or any other product or service offered by AvFab, please visit their website at www.avfab.com or call 660-885-8317.
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King Air Stretcher Kit Receives Indian Approval

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Aviation Fabricators (AvFab) recently announced they have received STC approval on their King Air Stretcher Kit for the C90 King Air series aircraft.

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The stretcher kit provides an operator with the option of transporting an ill or injured patient, and is ideal for an operator who doesn’t need critical care medical equipment, as well as being an economical alternative to complete medevac systems.

“We will continue to pursue certifications around the world in order to offer complete solutions for King Air operators no matter where they are located,” said AvFab’s GR Lowe.

The stretcher kit includes stretcher unit and cover, Ferno model 12-C portable aero (folding) litter, mattress, mattress cover, restraint system, installation instructions, and weight and balance data.

AvFab provides inspection, repair and overhaul of corporate aircraft interior components, and is also an FAA-PMA producer of custom aircraft seating, parts and components. AvFab’s sister company, Central Airmotive, is a comprehensive supplier of Original Equipment Manufacture interior products such as seats, divans, tables, toilets, cabinets and dividers. Central Airmotive currently has over 90,000 sq. ft. of OEM seats and cabin components. Together they represent a “one-source” solution to any corporate aircraft interior need. For more information on this or any other product or service offered by AvFab, please visit their websites at www.kingairupdates.com and www.avfab.com or call 660-885-8317.
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King Air Armledge/Table Kit Receives Indian Approval

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Aviation Fabricators (AvFab) recently announced they have received STC approval on their King Air Armledge/Table Kit for the C90 King Air series aircraft.

The armledge/table system is designed to combine style with functionality and update the aircraft to the same look and feel as the newer models of King Airs. The new sidewall with integrated outboard armrest modernizes the look of the cabin and allows more usable room on the seat surface. The table features new built-in cup holders, which replace the old style “flip out” holders.

“We are proud to be able to offer STC approved King Air solutions to operators around the world,” said AvFab’s GR Lowe. “The armledge/table system kit will not only modernize the look of the cabin but add value as well, and this latest STC means even more operators can now take advantage of the benefits the kits have to offer.”

The armledge/table kit includes two tables, sidewall, armledge, brackets, hardware, complete installation instructions, and STC. Other products are available through Aviation Fabricators to further enhance the cabin, such as lateral tracking seat bases and integrated headrests.

AvFab provides inspection, repair and overhaul of corporate aircraft interior components, and is also an FAA-PMA producer of custom aircraft seating, parts and components. AvFab’s sister company, Central Airmotive, is a comprehensive supplier of Original Equipment Manufacture interior products such as seats, divans, tables, toilets, cabinets and dividers. Central Airmotive currently has over 90,000 sq. ft. of OEM seats and cabin components. Together they represent a “one-source” solution to any corporate aircraft interior need. For more information on this or any other product or service offered by AvFab, please visit their websites at www.kingairupdates.com and www.avfab.com or call 660-885-8317.
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AvFab Receives Canadian Approval For Installation Of Aft Jump Seat Kit In King Air Series Aircraft

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Aviation Fabricators (AvFab) recently announced they received Canadian approval for the installation of their STC approved King Air Aft Jump Seat Kits on Beechcraft King Air models 90, 100, 200, 300 and 350.

In addition, AvFab has received U.S., EASA, Brazilian, Mexican and Indonesian STC approval for the Aft Jump Seats.

The jump seats fold down from the side wall of the aircraft in the aft baggage compartment. The seats are interchangeable with the OEM jump seat and can utilize the existing OEM installation hardware. If the aircraft has not been previously equipped, the AvFab kit can be used to make the installation.

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“This is another big step in our mission to support the King Air in as many corners of the world as we can,” said GR Lowe of AvFab. “With these continued approvals more and more operators will be able to realize the significant versatility advantage of adding our Aft Jump Seat Kits to their aircraft.”

The kit includes all installation hardware, brackets, parts, the seat (un-upholstered), complete restraint system, life vest, overhead lights, vents, oxygen drop-downs, and installation instructions. AvFab generally has kits in stock and available for timely world-wide shipment.

AvFab provides inspection, repair and overhaul of corporate aircraft interior components, and is also an FAA-PMA producer of custom aircraft seating, parts and components.  AvFab’s sister company, Central Airmotive, is a comprehensive supplier of Original Equipment Manufacture interior products such as seats, divans, tables, toilets, cabinets and dividers.  Central Airmotive currently has over 90,000 sq. ft. of OEM seats and cabin components.  Together they represent a “one-source” solution to any corporate aircraft interior need.  For more information on this or any other product or service offered by AvFab, please visit their websites at www.kingairupdates.com and www.avfab.com or call 660-885-8317.

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King Air Aft Jump Seat Kit Receives Mexican Approval

Aviation Fabricators (AvFab) recently announced they received Mexican approval for the installation of their STC approved King Air Aft Jump Seat Kits on all Beechcraft King Air models.

 

King Air Aft Jump SeatAvFab received EASA approval on installation for all 100, 200, and 300 (including the 350) series King Air Aft Jump Seat Kits in April 2010. In addition, AvFab has U.S., Brazil and Indonesian STC approval for the seats.

The jump seats fold down from the side wall of the aircraft in the aft baggage compartment. The seats are interchangeable with the OEM jump seat and can utilize the existing OEM installation hardware. If the aircraft has not been previously equipped, the AvFab kit can be used to make the installation.

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“It’s important to the AvFab mission that we do our best to support the King Air in as many corners of the world as we can,” said GR Lowe, CEO, AvFab. “Operators in Mexico will now be able to realize the significant versatility advantage of adding our Aft Jump Seat Kits to their aircraft.”

The kit includes all installation hardware, brackets, parts, the seat (un-upholstered), complete restraint system, life vest, overhead lights, vents, oxygen drop-downs, and installation instructions. AvFab generally has kits in stock and available for immediate world-wide shipment.  To learn more visit www.avfab.com or www.avfab.com/kingair/.

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AvFab Launches New Intuitive Websites Featuring “Recommended Product” Section

Aviation Fabricators (AvFab) recently announced they have upgraded and relaunched their websites, AvFab.com, KingAirUpdates.com, and CitationUpdates.com. The new sites have been completely upgraded to the latest technology and all three can be easily viewed on a desktop computer, tablet or smart phone.

The upgraded websites are database driven, making it easier than ever for users to search for all the products and services they need based on their aircraft type. One brand new feature is a “Recommended Product” section, which helps customers select new products based on their search history.  All three sites also feature higher-quality and faster-loading photo galleries.

“We recognize that more and more of our customers are looking for a user friendly and personalized experience when searching for aircraft products online,” said Jeffery Lowe, Vice President, AvFab. “Now people can access all the details of our products from any of their devices in a format that is quick and easy to use.”

The King Air Updates and Citation Updates websites were originally created as a source exclusively for King Air and Citation owners, operators and modification centers who want to increase the form and functionality of their in-service aircraft. Both sites feature the latest information in seating solutions, cabin upgrades, new and used OEM inventory and extensive component repair capabilities including actuators, seat recline, armrest repair, tables, interior components, and much more. To learn more visit www.kingairupdates.com or www.citationupdates.com.

AvFab provides inspection, repair and overhaul of corporate aircraft interior components, and is also an FAA-PMA producer of custom aircraft seating, parts and components.  AvFab’s sister company, Central Airmotive, is a comprehensive supplier of Original Equipment Manufacture interior products such as seats, divans, tables, toilets, cabinets and dividers.  Central Airmotive currently has over 90,000 sq. ft. of OEM seats and cabin components.  Together they represent a “one-source” solution to any corporate aircraft interior need.  For more information on this or any other product or service offered by AvFab, please visit their websites at www.kingairupdates.com and  www.avfab.com or call 660-885-8317.

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