December Communicator

Joy is in the Air

“And the angel said to them, ‘Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.'” ~ Luke 2:10

The holidays are here and there is the anticipation of Jesus’ birth. Our
holidays will look different this year, but one thing remains the same – Jesus.
“And the angel said to them, ‘Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.'” ~ Luke 2:10

I am sure that during Jesus’ time there were worries about some of the things we worry about today. The spread of disease; loss of hope; need of healing both physically and spiritually.

Today and every day we search for God in the midst of our life and experiences. God is active and among us. When I was in the Holy Land this past February, I experienced the joy of finding Jesus in the holy places of that lovely land. It reminds me today that we can find Jesus in the ordinary everyday places in our lives, as well.

Where do you find Jesus? What places and spaces do you meet Him? I meet Him in persons like yourselves who are clinging onto hope and faith during a national pandemic. I see your perseverance in so many ways. Isn’t that what Jesus wants for us, to cling to Him even in these places of hardship? As we wait patiently to celebrate Jesus’ birth on Christmas, know that He wants you to find Him anew.

Please contact the church office beginning November 29 if you would like a copy of this year’s devotional book for your Advent journey, and to request a study book  for this year’s Monday night Advent Bible Study, which I will be leading via Zoom.

This year you have three opportunities to participate in a candlelight Christmas Eve service. Fifty people will be able to worship in the sanctuary during each of the   5 p.m., 7 p.m., and 9 p.m. services. Please RSVP in advance by calling the church office. We will use the same sanitizing protocols for Christmas Eve as we do for our Sunday morning worship services. I look forward to worshiping with you.

May the blessing of Jesus be upon you as you celebrate His birth this Christmas.

Fear not for He is always with you.

Christmas Joy,