Advent begins next Sunday, December 1st. Are you ready? Not for the decorating. Not for the shopping. Not for the the parties. Nor for the sadness that many face this time of year. Are you ready for Christ to be at the center of your Holy-day experience?
It's cold today in Colorado. Snow fell. Looks nice. Roads are dangerous. It's cold outside and many are hot under the collar. Life is too busy. The world mocks the Birth of the King of kings. Christ-lovers (Christians) slow down and reflect this time of year. I know. I know. Thanksgiving comes before Christmas, Pastor! Why are you focusing on Christmas so early?
Good question. Answer: Because Christ is the answer to all our holiday worries, busy-ness, stress, anxiety, fear, heartbreak, and sadness. Let us not lose focus this holiday season. Life this Thanksgiving and Christmas is all about God. He sent the Savior - Our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ. Life is all about Him. Knowing Him. Loving Him. Thanking Him. Treasuring Him. Casting all our cares upon Him. Do you know Him?
Look to Jesus this CHRISTmas, and be thankful for Who is truly worthy of our gratitude. Thank God. He loves you. He loves YOU.
Jesus said, "Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."
Thankful this Thanksgiving and Advent season.
Trusting and Treasuring Christ,
"When I am afraid, I put my trust in You." Psalm 56:3