Mid-Week Moment | December 13, 2017
Christmas at South Ward
All of the South Ward trees in the lobby are lit. That means we have raised enough money to purchase gifts for every child at South Ward Elementary. But we are not going to stop. They have a project called “Eagles’ Nest” that we want to support. Eagles’ Nest will be an activity room to reward children. This is an important tool to provided much needed positive reinforcement to the students as they develop. I am excited that we can be a part of it.
Jim’s sermon powerfully showed that Jesus displayed all of the characteristics of the Creator. One way to look at it is the first Christmas was the Creator entering the Creation. The artist became a part of the painting; the composer became a part of the symphony; the architect became a part of the building. It is a miracle of the first-order, maybe the most extraordinary miracle of the Bible. It’s good to get past the consumerism to the baby in the manger. But let’s not think of Jesus as only a baby. The Creator was in that manger.
How to pray for FBC
We should continue to pray for those who are going through this Christmas season grieving the loss of a loved one. For some in our church, this will be the first Christmas without a special person. Pray for the Lord to give them peace and comfort.
How to pray for our Community and our World
What does it mean to say that Jesus is Mighty God over a broken world? It means, first, that we still deal with the effects of sin. We experience so much pain and loss. We hurt others and are hurt by others. One day the Mighty God will bring all that suffering to an end, but He has decided not to do that yet. In the meantime, the Mighty God proves that He is able to walk with us through and comfort us in all of that pain and loss. He also has a remarkable way of bringing good out of the worst situations. That is a great way to pray for our community and world this Christmas – that they will know the Mighty God who can redeem anything they might face this year.