Soon Christmas will be upon us. And if it is like most years, it seems to sneak up on us and surprise us. This is nothing new. The early Church fathers also noticed how Christmas seemed to sneak up on them and they were not prepared to celebrate the arrival of the King. Jesus said the same kind of thing concerning His return - it will sneak up on you and you’ll be unprepared for His arrival.
Thus the early church fathers created the Advent season, a season of four weeks to purposefully prepare oneself for the arrival of the King. In December, the worship service will focus on this theme of preparing for the King. What do we need to do or be about when the King returns for His servants? We will be listening to the one who prepared the people to hear and see the Messiah the first time, John the Baptist.
- Pastor Todd