This advent season we have attended beautiful concerts. Our grandchildren participated in a Christmas program at their church. The fours & fives sang Away in a Manger. Older children read scripture and sang additional Christmas carols. Advent is a time to share the celebration of Christ’s birth with others.
I have been writing Christmas cards and receiving messages from friends that date back to my high school and college days. Our friendship continues.
Christmas is a time that ties family and friends together. And yet, some of the deepest pain comes from loss and broken relationships during the holidays.
God sent Jesus to an imperfect human family. This is significant. Jesus lived a sinless life in a human family and then offered himself as payment for our sin. He offers us salvation and the opportunity to become a member of God’s family . . . forever!
When we reflect on this truth we see God’s great love for us and find the joy of Christmas.
Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. Psalm 46: 10
The prompt for the Five Minute Friday community is: STILL