December 4 2017
Ah! Christmas season again. I think we were just here about twelve months ago. (haha). The positive part about that is that once a year, we as Christians, make a huge deal about the birth of Jesus, our Lord and Savior. The negative part about that is that because we had this time just twelve months ago, and most likely we will have one next year at the same time. Because of that, we can take the “been there, done that” attitude and miss not only a great blessing, but a great opportunity to shine bright in our Savior’s name.
In 1923, Thomas O. Chisolm wrote a song based on Lamentations 3:22-23. “His mercies are new every morning. Great is Thy faithfulness”. Give me a little bit of latitude here. If His mercies are new every morning, our wonder of Him can also be new. His faithfulness throughout the generations never comes to an end. Every year, His joy, love, peace, and hope that truly comes from His birth can also be refreshing as they pour over us.
Let me challenge us all this Christmas season. Yes! Jesus is the reason for the season, but it is also a time to be refreshed again by all that He is. Let go more. Fall deeper into Him. Grasp more of His extreme passion for us. Spend time with Him during this season to see the most incredible, indescribable, Jesus of Christmas. Nothing will be richer or better for life than to experience Him in a fuller way.
So this weekend is about Christmas is REAL LOVE. We start out with a fun version of “Go Tell It on the Mountain” followed by “Angels We Have Heard on High”. The worship ministry will lead us as they sing the messages in “Glory to the Newborn King”, “The Sound of Love”, and “Love has Not Forgotten Us”. We continue our worship with “Emmanuel”. Jesus is love and He demonstrates His love to us by being with us. The offertory song will be a duet sung by “Suzanne Potter and Tina Braswell”. It is going to be a wonderful Sunday. You don’t want to miss it.
Okay, I will see you then.