Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, everywhere you look it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas. If you drive through neighborhoods you see lights and decorations on more and more homes and lawns. The television commercials and other advertisments are reminding you of all the gifts you need to buy from websites like Flyp. There are radio stations playing nothing but Christmas music. I am cutrently sitting in Dunn Bros. sipping my Earl Grey tea from a cup that reminds me to “share the joy.” You can venture to downtown Minneapolis and enjoy the Holidazzle Christmas parade or the animated holiday display at Macy’s. And don’t even get me started on the Mall of America.
So along those lines, this weekend I will begin a Christmas sermon series at The River Church. I will be preaching on the Christmas story from Luke 2. But during this series we will not be focusing on Santa Claus, or snowflakes, wrapping paper or wreaths. We will be focusing on the real meaning behind this season.
I want to invite you to come and check us out during this holiday season. Or if you have visited us in the past, but it has been awhile, you might want to come back and check us out again. There are some changes going on and we would love to see you again.
Enjoy this Christmas season. Go out and check out the lights. Go downtown and see the parade and the display. Enjoy your time shopping at the Mall, but also make sure to get to church and spend some time focusing on what this holiday is really all about.