I want to say, “Well done.” and, “Exceptional.” to our Children’s Theater group. We have such a great staff at Forum and Rochelle Gerdts is truly a wonderful leader in our Children’s Ministry. We’re truly blessed to have her on our team.
As we continue in the “Wrapped Up” series, there’s a profound mystery that’s worthy of everyone thinking about. When I think about this event, there is a meek majesty on display. The glory and majesty of God takes on the flesh of mankind. This divine action of love and humility started the saving action for humanity.
I was observing one of our elementary classrooms and they were talking about the meaning of “Immanuel” which means “God with us.”
Love came down.
“We saw His glory, glory of the one and only, full of grace and truth.”
God came near that first Christmas.
The very common and humble birth of Jesus begins a life that is marked by humility:
• Surrounded by shepherds at His birth
• Growing up in a common home
• Living in an obscure area
• Surrounding Himself with very common men
• Ministering to common and marginalized people
• Associating with “sinners”
• Washing the feet of His disciples
• Never seeking status, fame, or the limelight
• Going to the cross of a common criminal
Frankly, these are some of the most beautiful, winsome, and enamoring events and actions in the life of our Lord.
Why do you think that is? I think we have so much to learn from God and His son Jesus our Lord. This is one of those areas where we can learn and grow from Him immensely.
When was the last time you said, “What can I learn from you today, Jesus?”
This Sunday, the sermon is titled, “Wrapped in Swaddling Clothes.” It’s a great message for both people who have grown up in the church and those who have never heard.
Also, let me encourage you to invite people to come to our Christmas Eve and Christmas services. We went over them the other day and they are going to be so memorable. Great season to bring friends to worship our Lord around the manger and around His table. Christmas services happen Dec. 23 and 24 at 4 and 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 25. Looking forward to a blessed season of worship. See you Sunday!