"And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth; we have beheld his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father." (John 1:14)
There are times when we worry so much about celebrations and programs that we forget to stop and think about the wonder we celebrate. We're through with the hoopla that surrounds Christmas. But, folks, we need to continue to think about the marvelous gift that came to us.
I was recently in a discussion when the question was raised, "What if Christ had not come?" There was quite a lot of discussion about that question. (It was a bunch of clergy, so you can probably imagine how much talking went on.)
If we read the Old Testament carefully, we will find that God has always loved all the people of creation. And the coming of Christ was to help us hear that message more clearly.
One of the things I think we need to remember this month is that although the parties and programs and special worship services are in the past, God still loves us. God has always loved us, and will continue to love and care for us. The Word that became flesh was the Word of Love.
My challenge to you for this month is to remember God's love and share it with others. Don't let the Christmas spirit die in your life. God loves us and that is the true spirit of Christmas. And it goes on and on and on.