Prepare a Place

Christmas means surrender.  Jesus surrendered His heavenly glory and divine power to became a baby.  He walked among us and breathed our dust.  He let us persecute Him, spit on Him and drive nails into His hands and feet.  That’s surrender.

The Sovereign God of heaven looked down and saw us dying in our sins.  He said, “I can’t let this go on.  I must do something about it.”  “For God so loved the world He gave…”

Christmas means giving, but not in the usual way we think of giving with brightly wrapped presents.  Jesus set the example for us to follow.  Christmas means giving ourselves.

Sometime this week, read and contemplate Luke 2:8-15.  I hope to see you Sunday, prepared to receive the gift of His Word!

Songs we are singing this week:

8:00 a.m. — “Love Came Down At Christmas” and “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear”

10:30 a.m. — “My Soul Magnifies the Lord”, “Angels We Have Heard on High”, “Emanuel”