On the First Day of Christmas

Yes, I know I’ve been off for a while. Grands and all, you know how it is, chasing after ’em all over the place, and then there was the prep and the cooking and thanking and the eating and the football games(i crawled off to read) and then there was recovery time (for 20 minutes) before the Christmas decorations came out of the closet. And…it started all over again only this time with the musical score to spur me on to pay attention to what is really meaningful in life. God’s message, Gabriel’s announcement, Mary’s acceptance, Joseph’s acceptance, Jesus’ birth, the angels singing. Nothing would have meaning without this singular moment in time. Without a birth there could be no death, no atonement for our sin,  no resurrection, no realization that He’s alive, no redemption, no telling others, no life eternal. 

 Our Redemption draws near. 

Now the Word became flesh and took up residence among us. We saw his glory—the glory of the one and only, full of grace and truth, who came from the Father. John testified about him and shouted out, “This one was the one about whom I said, ‘He who comes after me is greater than I am, because he existed before me.’” For we have all received from his fullness one gracious gift after another. For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came about through Jesus Christ. No one has ever seen God. The only one, himself God, who is in closest fellowship with the Father, has made God known.  John 1:14-18

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And so, it begins, grace and truth through Jesus and He alone makes God known to us.  The music of this season is so rich in truth and beauty as we prepare our hearts to welcome Him. Let the message in the music fill you full-up to the top and running over.

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