December Pastor’s Pondering

I really can’t imagine what it must have been like for those simple shepherds that magical night when Jesus was born.  It’s hard to grasp the splendor in the air as the “glory of the Lord shone round about them” as they gazed upon the angel of the Lord.  I can only imagine that they were indeed, both terrified and mystified.

Yet there was God’s angel, speaking words of comfort – words of reassurance – in that most fearful moment.  “Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.”

And I sit in wonder at the power of God, to place that star in the heavens, which would draw these wise and powerful men from their seats of honor to journey from afar to bow down and worship a tiny little boy.  Even the mighty are summoned to the Savior!

In sending Jesus Christ – God’s one and only Son – into our world, God was doing the most loving and caring thing for ALL people, including those of lowly status and challenging means as well as those of the highest repute and deepest wealth.  Shepherds are called.  Kings are summoned.  The moment was – and is – meant for ALL!

No one is “too poor,” “too little,” “too insignificant,” “too unimportant” to be cherished by God.

No one is “too wealthy,” “too big,” “too mighty,” “too powerful” to be loved by God.

Jesus Christ is God’s gift for EVERYONE!  Jesus Christ is offers new life, new chances, new hopes for each one of us!

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.  For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”  John 3: 16-17 NIV

Now that is love!

Merry Christmas!

Pastor Will

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