I often think of Advent as the first gift of the Christmas season. “Advent” from the Latin adventus meaning ‘coming.’ This season of four weeks was set aside by the early church that we might prepare ourselves to be of spiritually fit and serene in mind to welcome the coming of God’s light –the Word made Flesh-on Christmas Day.
With our church programs and home calendars filling up, let us make a deliberate effort for God to have adequate space to fill the ‘down times’ with ‘up time.’ We may not be in charge of the chaotic pace around us, yet we can find peacein the precious moments that are there in the midst of it all. Someone said once, ‘Seek chaos and you will find it. Seek peace, and you will find it.’ Let us choose the latter and our Advent / Christmas joy will overflow.
How will you unwrap this early gift? Rev. Charles
Christmas gift suggestions: “To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect."Oren Arnold
Worship Services in December
December 11 3rd Sunday of Advent Special Christmas Cantata with Choir and Strings ...Read More