Your life is an enduring witness of Christ’s message of eternal life. Even your homes reflect His mission. Your Christmas tree bears witness to the tree at Calvary! The evergreen is a symbol of eternal life found in the Son! The lights reflect and star projects the truth and way to God! Even the decorated presents remind us that God gave at incarnation the very best gift; the gift of eternal life in Himself!
During Advent, (placed smack dab in the season of diminished light and dormant life), we behold the splendor of Christ! The beautiful colors of Christmas, the reds, blues, greens and whites radiate a message of love, hope, joy and eternal life. The evergreen is an appropriate color for Christmas decoration. Legends suggest that a tree which is green in spring, summer, fall and winter serves as the best messenger of the great news of eternal life in Christ.
This Sunday I am excited to contrast Satan’s counterfeits for life with God’s one dependable source of eternal life. We will assemble as His people to praise our awesome God. We will rejoice in the songs of Christmas, will worship and pray, be edified in faith, receive and respond to His Word. I am excited to share a Word God has stirred in my heart from Philippians, “Green the Color of Life!”
See you in church this Sunday!