Isaiah 52:7-10; Psalm 98:1-6; Hebrews 1:1-6; John 1:1-18
This is the day we open our doors to …
Welcome those who we see every week
Welcome those who come less often
Welcome those who come but once a year — and,
Welcome those who cannot be here physically but join us in spirit
Welcome all on this blessed Christmas day.
In days gone by, gifts were wrapped in anything handy, including newspaper. Imagine opening a gift this morning wrapped in the day’s headlines. Not very good news — not a message of celebration. Yet today, we are invited to wrap ourselves in the Good News of a gracious God who becomes one of us to tell us that He loves us. The Good News of a loving God who shows us how to love Him through our love for one another. The Good “news of great joy, a joy to be shared by the whole people. Today … a savior has been born to you; he…