I have such a lot to be thankful for this morning, thinking back over the busy weekend.
Our love, in the language of The Church, is a Reformation kind of love. By that I mean that falling in love not only challenged and changed us, but it continues to challenge us and change us.
One quote Rebekah used in her message has really stuck with me: “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future” (John F. Kennedy).
Morning light streaming in. Grandchild light streaming out. It’s amazing how much life – and noise – two small beings can introduce into a home.
DON’T MISS OUT! Seriously, folks; don’t miss the opportunity for vibrant worship, dynamic fellowship, beautiful community, and the opportunity to serve God. This is Jesus we’re talking about, the one who not only defeated death but invites each one of us to participate in a new kind of life!
I’d like to challenge you to show up at your local faith community, to take communion (as we will at Wake Forest Presbyterian – you are welcome at our church), and to turn your heart toward the spectacular initiative of New Life that we celebrate, and that we strive to live into with creativity, with faithfulness, and with joy.
even at its simplest, Christmas is the most glorious celebration of God’s reaching in to this world,
In worship we celebrate God, we celebrate what God has done and continues to do for us through Jesus, and we celebrate the fact that we are a redeemed people, called to love one-another and to stand as a collective witness to the beauty of Christian community.