Dear Church Family,

Joy to the world! The Lord is come. Let earth receive her King. Let ev'ry heart prepare Him room. —Joy to the World

This Christmas, don't miss the point of celebrating Christmas. Don't be like the innkeeper, who missed Jesus because he was too busy.

While they were there [in Bethlehem], the time came for her to give birth, and she gave birth to her Son, her firstborn; and she wrapped Him in [swaddling] cloths and laid Him in a manger, because there was no [private] room for them in the inn. (Luke 2:6-7)

We see over and over again, in the Gospels, how many individuals would not and could not see their Messiah, their creator standing right in front of them.  Please allow nothing else to take the place of worshipping Jesus Christ this season.

On Christmas morning we will unwrap our Christmas presents, but eventually the newness and excitement of it all will wear off. 

  • The present that was once so precious to you will end up stuffed in the bin, broken in weeks or passed on to the goodwill store. 
  • A newer version of your latest technological trinket will arrive that has more apps, or is thinner, or faster, or just looks so much cooler. 
  • In time, your Christmas gifts will mostly be forgotten or to the point there is just no more luster left to it.

But God has given us the ultimate gift—the gift of His Son Jesus Christ.

Don’t get so distracted that you will miss Christmas this year. 

As Watts and Handel once wrote, 

"Let ev'ry heart prepare Him room.”

 In Christ’s Love,