Christmas is one of the more evocative words in the English language. I don’t want to suggest that everyone’s immediate response to the word is warm and fuzzy but I’m pretty sure there aren’t too many people who don’t feel something when they hear it. For me, the word is a very pleasant one with overtones of laughter and conversation, eating and gifts. As I have gotten older, “gifts” have gone from the primary reason for Christmas to one of the pleasant adjuncts of a season that is so much richer than simply the giving and receiving of gifts. And yet, and yet, the very heart of Christmas is gift. At this time of the year we celebrate God’s greatest gift to us, his Son.
I hope that this Christmas season has and will be a time of great joy for you and all you love. I also hope you don’t mind a couple of sermons that are more reminiscence than almost anything else.
Knox Presbyterian Christmas!
St. Mark’s Presbyterian Christmas!