Every Sunday Christians all around the world unite in spirit as they gather to worship God. Every Sunday we also unite in the common purpose of the partaking of the Lord's Supper to remember the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. And Friday Christians around the world we unite to remember the birth of the King of kings. It will be celebrated in many different ways in many different cultures.
Jesus entered the world in a very unique, humble way. Even though the Old Testament contained prophecies telling of the coming of the Messiah, and even told where he was going to be born, the people did not see it. They were looking for a birth worthy of royalty. Pomp and circumstance, trumpets and tambourines. Feasts and celebrations. Only a few shepherds and the wise men from the east were there to witness the greatest birth that has ever taken place. The King of the highest nobility was born in a small, obscure town, in a stable. Yet that is the way it was. that was the way it was supposed to be. For at just the right time, Jesus was born.
As you celebrate the occasion, may you have a very merry Christmas. May if be filled with hope and wonder and love and grace. I hope you have a wonderful holiday and that you will be with family and friends and that you will be able to enjoy all the good things life has to offer. and I hope that you are grateful and thankful for what you have. We are truly blessed.
And while we are at it, happy new year!!! 2009 is about to depart and 2010 is about to begin. What promises, challenges, and dreams will it hold? May 2010 be the best ever. In times of uncertainty, stress, and anxiety, may we put our hope and faith in the Lord and allow Him to lead us. "For the Lord is good, His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endureth to all generations." Psalm 100:5