Monday, December 03, 2012

Christmas Stillness

We are now down to just three weeks until Christmas.  Let me share with you a verse that I shared with our entire church staff this past Monday at the opening of our weekly staff prayer time.  It’s not a “Christmas” verse per say, but maybe it should be.  It actually fits Christmas just as perfectly as the verse in Luke 2:10 where the angels made that great Christmas announcement to the shepherds saying, “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior who is Christ the Lord.”  This verse comes from the pages of the Old Testament, from Psalm 46:10 and it simply says this,

“Be still and know that I am God!”

What a great Christmas verse!  With only three weeks left until Christmas, that verse sums up my Christmas wish for each of you.  My prayer for you is that with all of the hustle and bustle of the next two weeks, and in the midst of that ever-growing Christmas “to do list” that you each have to get completed by December 25, that you would take some time to “be still and know that He is God!”  After all, that’s what started this whole thing we call Christmas to begin with – God became flesh and dwelt among us!

Hopefully, the coming weeks here at Gaylord E-Free will help you do just that – to “Be still and know that He is God!”  This Sunday we continue our “Angels Revealed” message series as we follow the role that the angels played in that very first Christmas.  Last Sunday we saw the angel’s announcement to Zacharias in Jerusalem.  This week we will see that same angels’ announcement to Mary in Nazareth!

And be planning now to set aside some time on Christmas Eve and join us here at E-Free for one of two very special and very worshipful Candlelight Christmas Eve services (5pm & 7pm).

Here's wishing you some Christmas STILLNESS!

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