In the words of that great theologian Dr Theodor Seuss Geisel: “And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.”
The Grinch thought he could steal Christmas, but he realized it did come from a store. We know it came from Heaven. And that is why we begin celebrating this Sunday.
Our theme is The Cast of Christmas: The Prophets, the Angels, the Shepherds, the Magi. And then on Christmas Eve, we shall gather as a community for Christmas Eve.
This Sunday our focus is the Prophets. Casey Stengel well-said, “Never make predictions, especially about the future.” But one of the most predicted events in the Bible is Christmas, the birth of Christ. Micah seven hundred years before His birth, predicted where He would be born, Micah 5:2.
With predictions come preparation. When the weather people predict two feet of snow, everyone fills up the car, runs to the grocery store, and hunkers down til it passes.
As a community, this Sunday we begin preparing our hearts to celebrate our Savior’s birth. Join us for this joyful celebration.