Who is Jesus to you?
If you believe He was just a wise teacher or simply a legend that has arisen over time, then your Christmas celebration is really more about the cultural significance than the baby in the manger. As a result, you will feel no real need to do what the Bible says.
But if you recognize that Jesus was and is Immanuel, then you, too, will follow Him as Lord. You will no longer hear His words as the words of a man but as the very words of God. If we see who this baby really is, then it should drive us to not only celebrate Him, but to worship Him and to follow Him faithfully — not only at Christmas, not only when it’s easy, but every day and in every way. Like Joseph, we can be faithful because the knowledge that God is with us changes everything.
See you in church!
Songs we’re singing this week:
8:00 a.m. — “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” and ” What Child Is This?”
10:30 a.m. — “Go, Tell It On the Mountain”, “What a Beautiful Name” and “A Christmas Alleluia”