Sharing Christ at Christmas

Christmas softens hearts just like milk softens Oreos.  I’m not entirely sure why this is the case, I just know that it is. 

Christmas and the glorious vision of the eternal God coming to save his people through taking the form of an innocent child can make cynical people feel hopeful, depressed people feel joyful, and lonely people feel loved.

This year, like every year, many people will consider going to church who would never otherwise darken the door of a church at Christmas time.  People who give little thought to God in their ordinary daily lives will spend a few moments considering if perhaps the promise of Christmas is too good to not be true.

Whether these moments are fleeting or lasting, may depend on how widely we swing open the doors of our church and the doors of our hearts at this sacred time of year. 

Who will you invite someone to come to worship with you during Advent?  Who will you invite someone to come to worship with you on Christmas Eve? 

To help you, this Sunday you will receive a card with all the information about our Christmas Eve services on it.  We hope you will give these cards to your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, and acquaintances. 

I cannot tell you how many times my hopes have been lifted, my heart has been warmed, and my soul has been calmed by standing in the candlelight and singing Silent Night on Christmas Eve.  I imagine you can relate to the experience. 

Will you share that experience with someone else this year?  All you have to do is ask. 
Wil Cantrell