Merry Christmas! I trust you are getting ready for this week’s celebration of the Lord’s birth. The Froman family is in high gear. All of our children, their spouses and grandchildren will be here for the holiday. Sue has been baking. The house is full. We love family time together. Our kids have made it a priority. That means much to us. But Christmas isn’t all happiness to everyone. This can be a time of loneliness and sorrow. Let’s pray for each other – to rejoice with those who rejoice, but to weep with those who weep. You might want to reach out to some in our congregation and include them in your celebration.
I hope you’ll be here for the Christmas Eve Service – tomorrow at 5 pm. Traditional carols, Scripture reading and a brief gospel message will be included. We’ve scheduled it early enough so your evening can still include special family traditions. Please invite any guests you might have at home. The service won’t last more than an hour – guaranteed. Due to the nature of this service we will not have child care or nurseries.
As we enter into the holidays let’s not allow them to become a holidaze! So, this week recommit to live under the Spirit’s control. If we walk in the Spirit we’ll produce the spiritual fruit – love, joy, peace, patience, etc. Watch out for unmet or unrealistic expectations. Let’s make this Christmas and New Year’s truly occasions for celebration for the glory of God and the good of our souls.