Merry Christmas ~
What a joy to celebrate with all of you!
There is so much that could be and has been said about Christmas. It leaves me wondering how churches come up with yet another original sermon covering the same story each year. There have been years where I feel like I already know the story of Christmas. What more is there to tell? Has that been a problem for you? As often is the case, my focus and heart were the problem, not the story. The Christmas story doesn’t need more and that is where the power lies! God’s story is already perfect. Instead of a “been there, done that” attitude, I needed to simply revel in His miracle and grace. As I grew in my faith, I became so focused on what I needed to do or learn, I forgot to enjoy and worship God for what He has already done, including Christmas.
The four weeks leading to Christmas is known as Advent and is a time to prepare our hearts for the coming of Jesus. This year we’d like to invite you to take a closer look. To take time and enjoy the miracle that His coming really is. Maybe you won’t learn anything new. Maybe there isn’t anything God is trying to get you to do or not do regarding Christmas, but maybe we can take some time to enjoy and rest in His gift. Below we’ve shared a link to The Bible Project. There you will find four, family friendly, 5-minute videos that cover each of the four weeks of Advent- peace, joy, hope and love. We hope you are able to marvel and wonder at the miracle and gift that is Christmas.