Rest in His Presence

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christmas-teaMatthew 11:28-29 “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

I’d like to wish everyone a blessed Christmas. If you are in driving distance, I hope you will join us for Christmas Eve worship at 5 or 7:00. We have worked to provide a refreshing moment of rest in the presence of Christ to highlight your celebrations. Then join us Christmas morning at 10:00 as we celebrate the Presence of Christ as a spiritual family.

There is something deeply peaceful about staring into a warm fire on a chilly night. The Bible says, The Lord is my light & my salvation. Later in Isaiah it describes a time when we who live with great conflict will experience great peace. There is nothing that can match the kind of peace Jesus brings. As a grown man, Jesus invites all to Come to Him and find rest for our souls.

The people who walk in darkness will see a great light: those who live in a dark land, the light will shine on them…

During our time together we will enjoy Christmas songs, Christmas scripture and quiet moments of reflection on the prince of peace. As we close our year in worship together, we will share the simple, powerful restful light of His peace.

When we come to His Presence, we know we aren’t coming to a baby, we are coming to the risen one who deeply wants to bless us. For us the manger is not a pace but a person: Jesus, the Son of God. This Christmas Eve why not come to the manger… there is peace at the manger because of the cross.

May His peace anchor your life and overflow in your heart. Merry Christmas!

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