From the Pastor's Desk
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Tis the Season to be Jolly ....
Oh hum bug!!! Tis the Season to be full of cheer and hear the Christmas Carols played in
the stores, even air play on the radio stations. When really paying attention to the songs
sung just listen to the words of the “ancient” carols:
“Tis the Season to be jolly … fa la la la la la la la”
“Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, oh what fun …”
“Joy to the World …”
“Silent Night …”
“People passing, children laughing …”
And in the stores you don’t hear much laughter or silent, except once the lights are turned
off and all the shoppers have gone home for the night. But then the next day it starts all over … the hustle and bustle of individuals looking to purchase that perfect gift.
Two thousand years ago no carols sung, no Christmas music filling the airways, but on that first Christmas experience was an angel, not singing, but proclaiming the birth of the Savior. It was an angel of the Lord that first made the announcement of the news of the message of the One who would be making His appearance first to Mary. When Joseph heard the rumor that Mary was “expecting” and knowing positively this baby was not his, was preparing to put her away to spare him shame and Mary disgrace.
Then another announcement was made this time it was an audience with only Joseph. When the angel of Lord made his appearance and stood before Joseph saying, “Do not fear to take Mary to be your wife …” Mary and Joseph had their moment of being stressed out for the SEASON they had entered into, but panic turn into praise! The stress turned into a song!
On the night when Jesus was born, an angel spoke the words: “Behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy …” and the angel continued on with his message … “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord …” [Luke 2:10, 11]. The multitude of the Heavenly host didn’t make their appearance until after the announcement was made to these shepherds as to where they might find this Savior. Heaven wanted to keep these individuals from being confused and overwhelmed with the news that they had just heard and that they had the instructions correct where they might find Him.
Never give up or give in ...