Tomorrow night, we will decorate and light our Christmas tree. Each ornament symbolizes a good and beautiful memory in our lives, but the prick of the pine needles will remind us that life has also contained sorrow and pain. We will talk about the cost of our sin, and the way in which death has pervaded all of life.
We will meditate on how our sin has often left us hurting and lonely, but how Jesus Christ has provided our salvation, righteousness, and hope. Jesus has made everything beautiful in its time.
I’m sure our loss of Juliette will be foremost in our hearts, as we had anticipated having her with us this Christmas.
How our spirits will swell with joy to remember that Jesus is Coming to Execute Justice… justice against sin, justice against death, justice against the grave!
We will hold our Bibles in our laps and rejoice in our Savior. “He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the Lord hath spoken it. And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the Lord; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.” Savor the entire reading in Isaiah 25: 6 – 26:6.
Come, Lord Jesus, Come!
We’d be delighted for you to join us throughout Advent. Please check back here each Saturday to read about our plans and thoughts for the following day’s celebration.