The Gift of Christmas
I will recount the gracious deeds of the Lord, the praiseworthy acts of the Lord, because of all that the Lord has done for us, and the great favor to the house of Israel that he has shown them according to his mercy, according to the abundance of his steadfast love. For he said, “Surely they are my people, children who will not deal falsely”; and he became their savior in all their distress. It was no messenger or angel but his presence that saved them; in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; he lifted them up and carried them all the days of old
It is almost here! The birth of Christ, the day we have been preparing for has almost arrived! We are once again about to celebrate the gift of new life that we are given through Christ birth into the world. The light that will shine in the darkness as God’s grace shines in our lives. So now what? What happens after we receive this gift of Christ? Are we supposed to only spend Christmas Eve and Christmas celebrating this great gift? Do we get to revert back to how we were living before Advent season? The gift of Christ’s birth as a light into our world isn’t a toy that we play with for a few minutes, and then discard to move onto the next one. It is a gift that changes our lives. When we accept this gift, we are accepting a light to shine through any darkness that may surround us; light that is to always be in use. We become bearers of Christ’s light as a gift to share with everyone around us. Christmas is almost here! As we celebrate the good news of Christ’s birth, let it be a gift that transforms our lives; one that continues to shine as a light in our world.
Come join us to hear more out this gift on Christmas Eve at 4 pm, 7 pm, or 11 pm, and on Christmas Day at 10 am.