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Christmas is a beautiful time of year because of the collection of images this season creates. Lights illuminating the dark winter evenings, beautiful colors of red and gold, aroma of evergreen and citrus, your families special dishes are served and guests arrive for a great dinner together are all definitely part of the Christmas season. But what makes Christmas even more special is the very fact that . . .

“The Word became flesh and dwelt among us.”

Pastor Rod in last week’s sermon spoke about God’s love for us.

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.’’

Pastor Rod also spoke of a loving God who become one of us and went through all the aches and pains that we have on earth. There is nothing that we have experienced that God hasn’t already suffered and overcome. A loving merciful Father awaits for us to surrender our lives, so He can lead us with knowledge and understanding on earth so that we claim the prize of eternal life with Him.

I recommend listening to this song which is sung by the Ball Brothers: “lt’s About the Cross”. I selected some of the lyrics.

lt’s not just about the manger where the baby lay
lt’s not all about the angels who sing for him at day
lt’s not all about the shepherds or the bright and shining star

lt’s not all about the wise men who travelled from afar.
lt’s about the cross.
lt’s about my sin.
Its about how Jesus came to be born once so that we could be born again.
lt’s about the stone that was rolled away so that you and I could have real life someday.
It’s about the cross.
lt’s about God’s love nailed to a tree.
lt’s about every drop of blood that flowed from Him when it should have been me.
lt’s about the cross, so that you and I could have real life someday!

Rejoice and Let the Christmas Season Be Merry and Bright!

~KYLA FRAUTSCHY

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