Wow, it is here this Saturday. The time to celebrate the birth of God's Son has come. The angels sing. The host in heaven rejoice. The earth sees that the Christ Child is born.
We are ready to raise our praise and rejoice in God our savior born on Christmas day.
He have once again pondered and embraced the Sundays of Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love. We come to this Friday's Service on Christmas Eve ready to behold the Light that has come into the world.
"There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness, to bear witness about the light, that all might believe through him. He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light. The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him."
So, it is that this light arrived on Christmas Morn' even as proclaimed and foretold. The light came into the world that we might see clearly. The world does not see, but we see and we are told that we are to be the light to the world.
Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
We will gather on Christmas Eve and we will sing the wonderful carols, we will listen to the wonderful music of Christ's birth. and we will hear tell again of the Christmas story. We will join together in worship and praise. Even, as we light our candles, we will remember that we are to be the light of the world. We are to shine for Christ.
I hope you will be there for this joyous worship, but if you are unable to join us still let your light shine. Shine so that your family may know, so that your friends and neighbors might see, so the world might realize that Jesus was born, Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Therefore, all that we do, all that we say, and all that we are is to reflect this light come into the world for us.
May we all shine for Christ this coming Christmas day and always. Amen