Posted: 15 December 2017
Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve been preparing for Christmas by looking at these kitschy words — peace, joy and all that stuff. So far we’ve seen that the words glory and grace speak to a deeper reality which ought to blow our minds and teach us to see Christmas as something wonderful and serious.
This Sunday we’re looking at the idea of light. Why do we hang lights at Christmas? Why can the Christmas message be summed up as the dawning of light? There's no more relevant subject for us as we struggle in a world filled with the darkness of death, disease, division, destruction, disappointment and divorce. Into our world, your world, the promise is: a light has dawned! (Check out Isaiah 9 before Sunday.)
Finally, don't forget to be praying for friends and family, neighbours and coworkers to invite to church over Christmas. And don’t forget to pray for me that I would speak clearly and carefully about Jesus.
For Jesus and his fame,
P.s. Check out this blog by Esther Neate on how to embrace this season.