Advent is upon us! As we await the celebration of the birth of Christ we prepare our hearts for this great happening. This year we are experiencing this waiting with a worship series: The Promise of Christmas. When I was a child the promise of Christmas was presents!
Yes, I knew Christmas was more than presents. I grew up nurtured by Christian parents who valued worship attendance and participation in church as part of their and our family’s faith journey. I knew Christmas was when Christ was born and I knew that was important. Christmas Eve worship was important as was time with friends after worship. I also knew Christmas morning held the promise of presents!! As an adult the promise of Christmas I value more than presents is Christ’s presence.
The Promise of Christmas Worship Series:
See you Sunday in worship – I hope you invite someone! This month is a good time to invite someone when you are talking about Christmas presents. The best present to share is God’s presence! I hope we all are inviting in our words and actions as we live the love of Christ.