Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A Word From the Pastor - December 2010

Have your Christmas listed written yet?  You’ve got less than a month to buy all of the gifts, go to the parties, and “enjoy” this Christmas season.  All of us will be exhausted, more busy than usual, and probably a little in debt.  It is so easy to get distracted by the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season that we forget why we as Christians celebrate it in the first place.  Unless we are focused on the gospel all of our celebrating, planning, and giving are in vain.  Christmas is about the Incarnation, the moment when the eternal Son put on human flesh in order to become a substituting, atoning sacrifice for us not because we deserved it but because He is a Jealous God who loves us with an unconditional love.  Christmas is about Christ and that means more than a bumper sticker can deliver.  Let every holiday, song, present, and moment of celebration throughout the year be about the gospel.  Let us be motivated and driven by a love for the God of the gospel who became one of us so that we might be called children of God.

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