Saturday, December 3, 2011

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

There is a Christmas song (not a carol) that declares “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” As Christians we can gladly affirm that general observation, yet the song from which this line originates offers only snapshots of nostalgia to back up its assertion. Nostalgia is best defined as being moments and memories that evoke emotions. For those who follow Christ the statement “the most wonderful time of the year” represents more than just a nice feeling but a concrete truth. God loves us. Our celebrations commemorate an act of love too fantastic to grasp, sending the divine Son to enter into our world as one of us vulnerable and totally dependent as a baby. This baby would grow up and mature into a man who would start a revolutionary religion by sacrificing himself so that we could have salvation and relationship with his father, our father God. What a gift, a true gift that keeps on giving eternally to those who accept it. For all who believe in Jesus Christ it is truly a most wonderful time of the year.

Rev. Rodrick Burton, Interim Pastor

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