I just love getting Christmas cards! It’s my once-a-year update from my family and friends. To many people Jesus is just like one of many Christmas cards. Throw him on the pile with the rest. Is he a nice guy? There are some people (like us) who actually worship him as God.
A late Christmas gift can be perfect. With so many families there are only twenty-four hours in the day. Many families have to divide time between family and friends. I remember growing up, that late Christmas gift was something to look forward too! Simeon saw Jesus, a late Christmas gift, and praised God for it.
What does uncomfortable attention look like? This afternoon we will find out and offer a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service.
In the prophesy God sees his people as a small child that he would do anything for. No matter what, God’s people strayed away from him. In his last effort he sends his son to call his people home. This Christmas hear God’s call to you, “Come home!”
How far would you travel to church? Jesus traveled with his family to Jerusalem for the festivals like every other Jew. We don’t know much about Jesus as a boy, but in this account we hear how Jesus made his way to his Father’s house – not just to worship – but to keep the Law for us.