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Sunday School classes at 10:15 am
Wednesday Morning Bible Study 9:30am
Dear Friends in Christ,
As we prepare for Christmas, let us remember that from our perspective Jesus is the Reason for the Season. However from Jesus’ perspective, we are His reason for coming. As Philippians 2 informs, Christ came as a humble servant, took on human flesh, and one day, He will return and every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord!” Oh what a day that was, and a day that will be! I love wonderful stories, especially ones told by Phillip Yancey.
“A senior angel is showing a very young angel around the splendors of the universe. They view whirling galaxies and blazing suns, and then flit across the infinite distances of space until at last they enter one particular galaxy of 500 billion stars.
As the two of them draw near to the star we call our sun and to its circling planets, the senior angel pointed to a small and rather insignificant sphere turning very slowly on its axis. It looked as dull as a dirty tennis ball to the angel. “I want you to watch that one particularly,” said the senior angel, pointing with his finger.
“Well, it looks very small and rather dirty to me,” said the little angel. “What’s special about that one?” To the little angel, earth did not seem so impressive. He listened in stunned disbelief as the senior angel told him that this planet, insignificant and not overly clean, was the renowned Visited Planet.
“Do you mean that our great and glorious Prince … went down in Person to this fifth-rate little ball? Why should He do a thing like that?”… The little angel’s face wrinkled in disgust. “Do you mean to tell me,” he said, “that He stooped so low as to become one of those creeping, crawling creatures of that floating ball?”
“I do, and I don’t think He would like you to call them ‘creeping, crawling creatures’ in that tone of voice. For, strange as it may seem to us, He loves them. He went down to visit them to lift them up to become like Him.”
The little angel looked blank. Such a thought was almost beyond his comprehension. Dear friends, Jesus came at Christmas, He is the reason for the season, but from Heaven’s perspective, “we” are His only reason. See you in church this Sunday.
7 Peace Full
14 Joy Full
21 Ready or Not, He’s Coming
28 To Be Like Him!
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