You are invited to a birthday party. With anticipation we come to worship and celebrate the birth of Jesus.
The birth of Jesus ushered in a new kingdom on earth - a Kingdom of Peace. The strength of this kingdom is in its power to rule over the human heart.
I believe in God the Father, I believe in Christ the Son, I believe in the Holy Spirit.
The birth of Jesus is good news of great joy for all people. God gives us deep lasting joy in the Holy Spirit that sustains us in all circumstances.
We don't get to pick and chose with Jesus. We embrace the light and sometimes it is too hot to touch.
Only in pulling away from the seductive glitter of the season and entering the "Rest" of God can we find strength, peace, comfort and salvation.
He is more than a baby in a manger. He is loving Savior and almighty King. The world will embrace a baby - but will it embrace a king?
How are we expectant and prepared to worship Jesus in this season of Advent? Are we expectant and prepared for the coming return of the Redeemer King?