December 24- Bryon

Advent: A Perilous Silent Night What was that first Christmas Eve like? Was it peaceful, quiet, majestic as some of our Christmas songs suggest? When looking at the actual nativity event as a whole, we see that it was more…

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Advent: A Perilous Silent Night

What was that first Christmas Eve like? Was it peaceful, quiet, majestic as some of our Christmas songs suggest? When looking at the actual nativity event as a whole, we see that it was more perilous than peaceful, Risk, danger, unsettledness, instability, and suffering marked that first advent, but it also set the tone for Jesus earthly journey all the way to the cross. Why does this matter? Because regardless of our own messiness, frustrations, uncertainty, and pain, Jesus longs to come into our mess and redeem us, heal us, empower us if we are willing to let Him be Emmanuel of our lives (Matthew 11:28-30). He understands, in the fullest sense, how challenging and painful life can be, how cruel this world is, and how messed up, how lost we all are, and yet He chose to come anyway out of a most intense love for the entire humankind. What a Most Wonderful Savior!!

Pastor Bryon concludes our series on Advent today.

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