This Week - Friday, December 15

his week the Scripture we will hear together has been called by one theologian “the greatest adventure of religious thought ever achieved in the mind of humankind.” Comprehending God’s gift of a baby in Bethlehem produces such profound thoughts. The word I have chosen to describe my study experience on this fourth Christmas light is “humbled.” This light is only mentioned by John in his gospel, and that observation alone grabs a Bible reader’s attention because John was an uneducated fisherman who used the simplest vocabulary in the New Testament. Ask God to open your heart a little extra before arriving at worship this week. Some of our children are going to sing a Christmas carol in worship and that will help set the stage.

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