Over the course of the next several days, families and friends will gather to celebrate Christmas, this special time of year. Our homes will be cozy, our tables will be festive, our gifts will be shared, and our hearts will be warmed. But what is Christmas without Christ? On Christmas Eve, the angels announced to poor shepherds that a manger was filled with the hopes and fears of all the years. There is no other message so necessary, no other news so good, no other child so holy. Christmas is Christ! We hope to see you this week as we retell the story and remember God’s love for us. He did not withhold his only Son as the remedy for our sin, and the hope for our eternal destiny. Journey with Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem. Sing with angels and race to the manger with shepherds. Follow the star with magi from the East. Behold the child who came to save the world!
Merry Christmas to you and yours!