Thinking about the Christmas Season, I am reminded of Luke’s account of the announcement of the Savior’s birth.
“Glory to God in the highest, & on earth peace, good will toward men.” Luke 2:14
This great announcement by the angel of the Lord accompanied by a multitude of heavenly host singing to the glory of God did not come to the religious elite nor to the politically powerful but the everyday working class people of Bethlehem. The message is clear and plain; glory is for God and toward others peace and good will. There is no message here of rebellion against oppressors, of conquests, impressing people or acquiring things. Today you can choose to do all to the glory of God and offer peace and good will to all you encounter. It really is up to you how you celebrate and bless others this Christmas.
Thank you for your love and good will toward us.
Pastor Jay, Jackie & Family