How about you- do you have a Christmas wish list this year? Is there anything you have your eye on- like star wars legos, or some other toy? As we get older, we tend to get a little more practical- so perhaps something that may make your life a little easier in 2020? Tools to help with things around the house, or make home a little hom-ier: peaceful restful, relaxing. What about tickets to do meaningful things together with loved ones and family- making memories that will last a lifetime? Maybe you are going through tough times right now and the best gift you could receive is a miracle- such as a clean bill of health, forgiveness of debt, restored relationships, or just peace in the midst of the chaos of life? For myself- all of the above sounds amazing. But this year I’m focused on making memories and enjoying time together.
No matter where we are in life, we have pressing needs and desires that demand attention. The pressure can be relentless. So often things can just be overbearing, leading to discouragement, depression and a loss of hope. Just like December 26th as a child- we can feel an intense sense of letdown when we didn’t get everything we wanted or thought we needed. So how do we handle the tension of needs, desires, hope, and disappointment? What do we turn to when life isn’t turning out quite like we hoped?
Isaiah 9:1-7 gives an answer to every question that we’ve ever cried out to God in the midst of despair. As we look at this passage, we will be exploring the true, enduring message of Christmas in a prophecy given 700 years before the birth of Christ. We will be taking a look at how we can be filled with wisdom, peace, joy, love, and hope no matter what our immediate surroundings look like.
Please join us this Sunday, 10:15 am at Christ Community Church as we reflect on the Light of the world.
God Bless You, have a great weekend, and I look forward to seeing you soon!