Tuesday, December 25, 2007
JESUS is the Reaon for the Season....and so are WE?
Merry Christmas 2007, to all!!!
Last night we attended our church's annual Christmas Eve Candle Light Services...needless to say, you don't have to push me there. I just love the dark sanctuary, large white lighted tree and wreaths all around, candles all aglow down the aisle, familiar Christmas Carole's and a special remembrance of what Christmas is really all about. The birth of our Jesus so many years ago.
I really liked how our Pastor reflected on the 3 Wise Magi who came from afar seeking the baby. Knowing that they must have been studiers of early manuscripts of prophesy about the birth of Jesus, our King. These regal men, who were quite noble, seeking the child that was foretold of. They drew quite a crowd I am sure, and not worrying about their own safety, but that of bringing gifts to the long awaited King of the Jews. Not a King in the way we would think, but one who would offer an eternal life, for those who believe on Him...that's where our Pastor ended with saying that it really wasn't Jesus is the Reason, and much as WE are the reason HE came. What a wonderful thought to ponder on...he really came for me...and YOU!
And then we always finish with Silent night sung acapella and the lighting ceremony of individual held candles. Then as these candles are being lit, we stand all around our large auditorium and sing that familiar song. What an awesome way to put perspective back into Christmas..and knowing that JESUS IS the reason, and so are we!
Merry Christmas and Happy New year my dear friends!