This is Christmas: At the risk of gross understatement, 2017 has been a tough year for our country. The mass shootings in Las Vegas, and now Sutherland Springs, TX, are sickening. The chaos and destruction of hurricanes, staggering. Kneeling NFL football players are trying to say something about what’s happened, and what’s happening, in our country. But it’s sadly become impossible to sort out what’s actually being said.
We need some hope. We need a visit from God. We need Christmas.
Not just cute, sentimental, romanticized Christmas. The God-with-us, God-for-us, God-came-to-us Christmas. In that genuine message of Christmas, we find God is not distant, but right here. Not occasionally involved in the affairs of our world, but personally invested. For millennia, that message of Christmas has anchored hope, love, joy, and peace. It will anchor our Christmas celebrations at SBC in this tough year as well.
Because we need some hope. A visit from God. We need Christmas.
Christmas Eve Worship: Celebrate Christmas as a family on December 24th at 8:45 & 10:30 am during both of our morning services. The morning of worship will be a time to honor the Christ of Christmas as we recognize him as both a baby and the Savior.